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[4 Mar 2010 | One Comment | ]

ePub Converter 2.1 is an efficient tool to convert the PDF, HTML, XML, TXT, GIF and JPEG documents in to ePub file format. ePub Converter 2.1 supports batch and user interface conversion of documents.

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[24 Nov 2009 | No Comment | ]

Amazon released the new version of the Kindle which has 85% more battery life than the previous version. The new release also comes with a PDF reader.
With the latest release of Kindle, users can now read their personal or professional documents as PDF natively.

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[5 May 2009 | No Comment | ]

Gizmodo is reporting that the next version of the Kindle will include support for natively viewing PDF documents.

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[29 Jan 2009 | 4 Comments | ]

I recently interviewed Foxit CEO Eugene Y. Xiong about the upcoming release of Foxit’s eSlick Reader — which we first covered back in December, 2008.
A quick recap: the eSlick Reader is an e-reading device and competitor to Amazon Kindle and Sony Reader, amongst others. Its focus is on providing support for ebooks that use PDF as the file format of choice and includes reflow technology which ensures that the content you’re reading fits the screen in the best way possible. Like the Kindle and Sony Reader, it uses E-Ink technology for the …

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[29 Jan 2009 | No Comment | ]

According to a Brad Stone blog post at the New York Times Bits blog, Amazon will introduce the next generation of its popular Kindle reader in New York City on February 9. It’s great to see that the release of the new Kindle, and other electronic reading devices, are getting so much attention at the moment. Here’s a roundup of some of the news relating to the Kindle 2.0: 

Amazon’s Kindle 2 Will Debut Feb. 9
A look at the new Kindle’s (possible) design features
Amazon Set To Unveil Kindle 2.0 : MediaBytes …

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[27 Jan 2009 | One Comment | ]

Previously we’ve covered the announcement of the Foxit eSlick, a competitor to Sony Reader and and Amazon’s Kindle — now we have footage of the first prototype of the Foxit eSlick to share with you.

Foxit Software has also posted a video on YouTube demonstrating the hotly anticipated reflow feature in the eSlick.

The reflow functionality is important because it means that the text in the PDF document can automatically be reorganized to fit the screen size. More information about the eSlick Reader can be found here.

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[22 Dec 2008 | 3 Comments | ]

Foxit Software, famous for their Adobe Reader alternative Foxit Reader, has entered the eBook Reader race with the release of Foxit eSlick. A competively priced (US$229.99 direct, US$259.99 rrp) alternative to the Kindle and Sony Reader, eSlick uses Foxit’s PDF viewer technology to let users read PDFs on the electronic reading device.
All-in-all the specs for the eSlick are quite similar to its competitors. It uses E-ink technology for the display, has a 600 x 800 screen, includes 128MB of RAM, weights 6.4 ounces (180 grams) and measures 7.4 inches x 4.7 …

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[29 Oct 2008 | No Comment | ]

Don Fluckinger’s latest article at PDFzone looks at the e-Book market and how while the Kindle and Sony Reader are getting more popular, reading e-books — as PDF files of course — on personal computers is still the most popular method.

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[29 Sep 2008 | One Comment | ]

An up-and-coming company, Flat World Knowledge plans to go live in January 2009, offering an alternative way for students to purchase their textbooks (in mostly digital form). Online versions will be free, PDF versions will be cheap, and print on demand versions will be modestly priced. You’ll be able to view these on devices such as Amazon’s Kindle, Sony’s e-Book reader, and so on.
All of the electronic versions will be DRM-free, meaning that even though it is not legal to copy for friends, it is possible (and quite easily so). …

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[18 Sep 2008 | One Comment | ]

Check out this short demo of the Plastic Logic reader — it looks pretty slick. It’s going to be a very impressive device within a few years time.

I predict that within 5 years the majority of working professionals will be doing all of their reading on electronic devices — fiction books, newspapers, work memos, training manuals — you name it, it will be done on a device like the Kindle or the Plastic Logic reader. The reasons are clear: it’s easier, less wasteful and more efficient.

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[14 Sep 2008 | No Comment | ]

Now about 10 months from its release in mid-to-late November in 2007 — enough time has passed to see what people really think of Amazon’s Kindle.
For those who haven’t owned one, used one, or otherwise seen one – you can find a floating copy of the original introduction video here on YouTube - The Amazon Kindle.
I’ve read through a slew of reviews ranging from the unimpressed, well-thought out response of “meh”, to the equal expression of literary genius, “it’s amazing” … and consequently compiled a (relatively) even-handed list below of more detailed …

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[10 Sep 2008 | One Comment | ]

Plastic Logic have announced a new electronic-reading device aimed at the business market.
The device mirros a 8.5 x 11-inch sheet of paper in size, is thinner than a pad of paper, has built-in wireless, and unlike the Kindle, will include native support for a number of common file types:
The Plastic Logic reader supports a full range of business document formats, such as Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint, and Adobe PDFs, as well as newspapers, periodicals and books.
Plastic Logic’s research indicates that professionals tend to read more business content than recreational content, …

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[3 Sep 2008 | 4 Comments | ]

Brad Feld raised a fair point in his The Kindle and DRM blog post today by posing the question — why isn’t it possible to share ebooks, which you’ve purchased through Amazon for your Kindle, with other people?
He’s not talking about creating multiple copies of the ebook and sharing it with people, he’s talking about actually transferring the ebook to another person, just like you would physically give a paper book to another person, so that they can read it. This happens every day with real books, between friends or …

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[1 Sep 2008 | 4 Comments | ]

Up until recently I had been thinking about buying a Kindle. From the reviews I’ve read, it sounds pretty good, and not having to carry around physical books is a real bonus.
So as preparation for buying a Kindle I thought I’d try reading a few e-books on my Eee PC, to see if I could stand reading books on an electronic device.
It turns out that a) I don’t mind reading books on an electronic device, if the device is right, and b) I don’t need a Kindle any more because …