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Old 09-19-2008, 01:34 PM   #1
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Penguin EBook Store relaunch - Good news for UK Reader owners

I didn't see this mentioned anywhere else, so thought I'd do the honours...

From http://www.penguin.co.uk/static/cs/u...day/index.html

We were the first UK publisher to launch eBooks way back in 2001 and now we are re-launching eBooks to coincide with the launch of the new Sony Reader.

The online ebook store's relaunch, scheduled for 24 September 2008, will feature a vast selection of non-illustrated Penguin titles. Until then, eBook Tasters will allow readers to sample the opening chapter of top Penguin titles for free. A range of books is available from the Penguin website, including the top-ten bestseller Things I Want My Daughter to Know by Elizabeth Noble.

By the end of this year we'll have thousands of titles available in the shiny new ePub format for you to buy and read on your Sony eReader, your PC or Mac and other devices soon to launch.
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Old 09-19-2008, 05:52 PM   #2
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Man, I was looking for a release date...I guess I just didn't look hard enough!!

Very cool, only 5 days to go
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Oooh sounds like good news - will look forward to the launch.
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Old 09-20-2008, 04:57 AM   #4
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Why are you getting so excited by this particular publisher? What is so special about it?
(It is not Tor unfortunately...)
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Old 09-20-2008, 05:59 AM   #5
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Why are you getting so excited by this particular publisher? What is so special about it?
(It is not Tor unfortunately...)
"Penguin Group is the second largest trade book publisher in the world"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penguin_Group

"Penguin [Books] is the lead publisher for the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australian and India"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penguin_Books

Some (Penguin UK) corporate history:
http://www.penguin.co.uk/static/cs/u...nyhistory.html

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Old 09-20-2008, 06:51 AM   #6
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Penguin is the publisher of many fine books in all fields -- I hope that people in the U.S. will be able to purchase books from it!
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Old 09-20-2008, 07:24 AM   #7
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They already publish a large number of eBooks in MobiPocket format.
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Old 09-20-2008, 07:36 AM   #8
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I just downloaded one of the "tasters". For the record, it is in ePub format. The file is 2+MB. The size seems HUGE compared to other formats. I'm used to 500k - 600k for whole books in other formats. Anybody else notice this?
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It's because it has embedded fonts.
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Old 09-20-2008, 01:23 PM   #10
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It's because it has embedded fonts.
I wonder whether it would slow down Sony Reader?
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Old 09-22-2008, 05:04 AM   #11
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Unlike LRF files, embedded fonts in ePub files apparently don't noticeably slow down the display of pages.
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Old 09-22-2008, 11:05 AM   #12
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And another source for epub books arises.
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Unlike LRF files, embedded fonts in ePub files apparently don't noticeably slow down the display of pages.
Really? I'm going to have to throughly test this out.
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Ok, it's now the 25th and the eBook site was (allegedly) launched yesterday......so why can I still only find the 'Tasters' ?? Where are the thousands of ebooks they promised us? I have to say the Tasters were fairly well hidden and I had to hunt the site for them, so it won't surprise me if I've missed the eBook section!!

Any clues, anyone?
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Old 09-25-2008, 12:21 PM   #15
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...well I'm sure you all found it by now, but if not this is the one in the US

http://us.penguingroup.com/static/ht...oks/index.html

and in the UK

http://www.penguin.co.uk/static/cs/u...ers/index.html

anyone bought anything yet, and if so what format and how did they come out ?

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