Windows Mobile Ebook Reading Apps

The link below is to an article that takes a look at Windows Mobile ebook reading apps.

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Fifth Dimension Books

The link below is to an article that takes a look at an innovative book store on wheels in the USA.

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Why my Kindle is still part of my mobile reading


I’m a voracious reader. On average I read about 50–60 books a year (and that number may be conservative). Up until I got my iPad I had a library room in my home overflowing with books. Shortly after I got my iPad I stopped buying paper books and went ebook-only. About two years ago I finished replacing the majority of my paper books with electronic copies and donated most of my paper books. The only ones left were either books that I could not get an electronic copy of, were signed by the author (or had a note from my father in them), or were coffee-table books.

So as a power reader, I wanted to outline how I read these days, and why my Kindle still matters.

My purchasing habits

Generally speaking, my purchasing strategy is to avoid device lock-in. It’s hard to avoid any sort of lock-in, so I’m…

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Flipboard launches its mobile magazines on the web


Flipboard is making its custom magazines available on the web, the company announced Tuesday. Until now, the magazines, which Flipboard launched in March, were only available to read through Flipboard’s mobile apps.

Flipboard’s magazines feature lets users create magazines from content found through Flipboard’s apps and on the web, and it was a move toward turning Flipboard from a publisher-centric platform to a user-centric platform. Now, with Tuesday’s update, readers can access those custom magazines from their web browsers the way they do in apps, flipping the pages with the keyboard’s arrow keys or by swiping the trackpad. Below, for instance, is GigaOm’s Flipboard magazine “GigaOM Reads” on the web. You can browse through the magazines on the web here. Flipboard says that since March, readers have created over two million magazines.

GigaOM Reads

Flipboard’s web-reading experience doesn’t duplicate all the capabilities of the app. Users will still have to…

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