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Old 08-14-2008, 07:47 PM   #31
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Please request these books for Kindle:

http://www.amazon.com/Tales-Beedle-B...8757294&sr=8-1

http://www.amazon.com/Harry-Potter-S...8757364&sr=1-5

http://www.amazon.com/Harry-Potter-C...8757364&sr=1-8

http://www.amazon.com/Harry-Potter-P...8757364&sr=1-6

http://www.amazon.com/Harry-Potter-G...8757364&sr=1-9

http://www.amazon.com/Harry-Potter-O...8757364&sr=1-7

http://www.amazon.com/Harry-Potter-H...8757364&sr=1-4

http://www.amazon.com/Harry-Potter-D...8757364&sr=1-1

http://www.amazon.com/Chainfire-Tril...8757590&sr=8-1

http://www.amazon.com/Confessor-Swor...8757590&sr=8-3

That's it for now I guess.

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Old 08-14-2008, 08:01 PM   #32
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While I agree that standardization is a good thing. I personally do not like the way the epub versions look on my reader. I prefer the text to be fully justified.

Both of the examples come from Feedbooks, one I converted to LRF using Calibre the other loaded just as an epub. If I could be assured that all epub files that I purchased could be converted to LRF I would be all for buying epub books.

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i do not know how the sony handles these files for the moment, however the beauty of epub is that it is a very flexible and powerful format. if the text cannot be justified on the sony, it should be trivial to modify the css formatting and apply justification to the file. if i've understood, kovid is working on epub support for calibre ; if this feature has not yet been incorporated into calibre or similar, it probably soon could be. you might ask him about it ; i imagine that you are not the only one who prefers justified text (i personally don't, unless i can manage hyphenation / kerning etc. which is not yet possible on reflowable text).
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Old 08-16-2008, 10:59 AM   #34
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i imagine that you are not the only one who prefers justified text (i personally don't, unless i can manage hyphenation / kerning etc. which is not yet possible on reflowable text).
What do you mean by "not yet possible"? MobiPocket, for example, supports hyphenation as does Microsoft Reader.
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Old 08-16-2008, 11:03 AM   #35
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What do you mean by "not yet possible"? MobiPocket, for example, supports hyphenation as does Microsoft Reader.
i've never seen an automatic hyphenation that looked good. i'm really picky.
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Old 08-16-2008, 11:07 AM   #36
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On devices like the Gen3, Mobi rarely chooses to hyphenate a word unless you choose a very large font size, or have extremely long words on the line. On PDAs, it does it a lot more (because the lines are shorter). It seems to choose perfectly reasonable places to hyphenate, in my experience.
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Old 08-16-2008, 11:12 AM   #37
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i find that justified reflowable text has irregular spaces between words and i don't like the way it looks. you can see this in the screen shot above ; look at the line "blue drilling, worn and" for example. when i justify text for print, i manage the linebreaks and kerning manually, sometimes line by line. the idea is that if you look at a bloc of text and squint you should see a uniformly grey rectangle. since this is not possible in reflowable text i prefer to display aligned left, which is easier to read anyway. i rarely use justified text online (reflowable), unless a client specifically requests it. it's perhaps a product of my profession and i imagine it's also a personal preference. if you prefer justified text that's a question of your own personal taste as well. that's one of the nice things about ebooks, is each person can have the presentation they prefer.
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Old 08-18-2008, 11:04 AM   #38
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Getting back sort of on topic, I have noticed that my Amazon Recommendations has started to shift a bit toward the things that I have been requesting. Sort of a subtle thing, but has anyone else noticed?
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Old 08-18-2008, 11:07 AM   #39
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Getting back sort of on topic, I have noticed that my Amazon Recommendations has started to shift a bit toward the things that I have been requesting. Sort of a subtle thing, but has anyone else noticed?
yes, definitely, and i wouldn't even say it was a subtle thing. i find it rather amusing, actually.
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Old 08-19-2008, 01:01 PM   #40
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I've gone ahead and requested these from Sony and Amazon, I'd like some assistance from you guys now.
The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing. ISBN-10 006093140X.
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I should note that there are other Doris Lessing books on the Sony store by the same publisher as The Golden Notebook, so it shouldn't be like pulling teeth to get the ebook published.

Sightseeing by Rattawut Lapcharoensap. ISBN-10 0802142346.
Already available for Kindle (and I made a note of that when I requested it from Sony).

Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset. ISBN-10 0143039164.
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Old 08-19-2008, 01:10 PM   #41
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Old 08-20-2008, 07:52 PM   #42
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Here's some James Clavell novels that I would appreciate some clicks on.
Tai-Pan
Noble House
Gai-Jin
Shogun

Thanks- I've been clicking away on this thread every day.
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Old 08-21-2008, 09:10 AM   #43
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Old 08-21-2008, 09:22 AM   #44
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Old 08-23-2008, 06:52 AM   #45
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Um , isn't it a bit deceitful to request eversions unless you intend to actually purchase them?

I get the impression people are clicking on books they'll never buy.

How will publishers know how popular ebooks genuinely are if we're giving them distorted feedback?
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