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Digital Insurance: E-Book backup by Jesse England August 12, 2014 – Posted in: books, Books and Technology, Content

Life in the cloud can have its consequences. Remember back in 2009 when Amazon unilaterally decided to remove copies of George Orwell’s 1984 and Animal Farm from customers Kindles due to a copyright issue. And what if we suffer a prolonged power outage? Or god forbid the Kindle becomes obsolete? How will ever be able to access our ebooks? Thanks to Jesse England and his E-Book Backup project we now have an insurance policy. Says England of the…

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Wall Reading with the Microbook April 13, 2013

For some, this just might be the future of electronic reading.Imagine if your e-reader was hooked up to a projector and you could watch your book on any wall, ceiling or flat surface! You know like lying in bed and looking up.Well, imagine no more for the Microbook is here. It is palm-sized, has no buttons, no cables and it doesn’t get warm. You can also talk to it. And, of course, for those looking for the…

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Out of Print: The Trailer April 3, 2013

Narrated by Meryl Streep, and directed by Vivienne Roumani  (a former librarian) Out of Print documents our ongoing transition from the printed age to the digital age.The film features interviews with many of the leading figures in the book universe from Jeff Bezos to Fred Bass, owner of The Strand bookstore. From authors like Scott Turow and the late Ray Bradbury to publishing leaders like Jane Friedman and academics like Robert Darnton.There will be a special…

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