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    Re: Amazon Kindle Fire? the end of printed media?

    Postby Freakzilla » 04 Apr 2012 18:34

    So, I can make kindle books from my Dune PDFs with this?
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    Re: Amazon Kindle Fire? the end of printed media?

    Postby Nekhrun » 04 Apr 2012 19:44

    Freakzilla wrote:So, I can make kindle books from my Dune PDFs with this?

    Yes. You could also just go to one those Russian sites that has the text and convert it with http://dotepub.com/
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    Re: Amazon Kindle Fire? the end of printed media?

    Postby Freakzilla » 04 Apr 2012 19:44

    Nekhrun wrote:
    Freakzilla wrote:So, I can make kindle books from my Dune PDFs with this?

    Yes. You could also just go to one those Russian sites that has the text and convert it with http://dotepub.com/


    Which works better?
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    Re: Amazon Kindle Fire? the end of printed media?

    Postby Nekhrun » 04 Apr 2012 19:54

    Freakzilla wrote:
    Nekhrun wrote:
    Freakzilla wrote:So, I can make kindle books from my Dune PDFs with this?

    Yes. You could also just go to one those Russian sites that has the text and convert it with http://dotepub.com/


    Which works better?

    I've never tried to make a kindle file with dotepub, but the sheer convenience of tapping a button on my iPad to convert text to a more usable file is very nice. I'm assuming it works the same way on a Fire trying to make a MOBI file for Kindle.
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    Re: Amazon Kindle Fire? the end of printed media?

    Postby Freakzilla » 22 Apr 2012 20:41

    My kf died yesterday, wouldn't charge. :(

    I chatted with Amazon tech support this morning and told them about it...

    New one will be here by Wednesday.

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    Re: Amazon Kindle Fire? the end of printed media?

    Postby Freakzilla » 05 Jun 2012 11:46

    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/technology- ... 48229.html

    Nook version of War and Peace contains embarrassing search-and-replace error

    Editors are pretty important people. They keep books, magazines, and even websites error free. But what happens when you take shortcuts and skimp on professional editing? You open yourself up to significant embarrassment, as the publisher of the Nook e-book version of War and Peace is finding out.

    While reading a copy he downloaded on his Barnes & Noble Nook for 99 cents, eagle-eyed blogger Philip Howard noticed the odd usage of the word "Nookd." It was a bizarre inclusion, but since War and Peace is translated from the original Russian, the word didn't truly stand out.

    "Thinking this was simply a glitch in the software," Howard explains, "I ignored the intrusive word and continued reading. Some pages later I encountered the rogue word again. With my third encounter I decided to retrieve my hard cover book and find the original (well, the translated) text."

    It turns out that every instance of "kindled" had been replaced with "Nookd," with Kindle, of course, being the name of Nook's competitor. It's believed the mistake happened as a result of a lazy application for inclusion in the Nook Book Store. The book's publisher likely performed a search-and-replace to change all references to Amazon's competing e-book Kindle, not realizing that Leo Tolstoy had used the word "kindled" no fewer than eight times in the text.

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