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'''Books''' are collections of ideas in writing for the purpose of preserving or conveying a specific point, telling a story, or otherwise just distributing and/or disseminating information.
 
'''Books''' are collections of ideas in writing for the purpose of preserving or conveying a specific point, telling a story, or otherwise just distributing and/or disseminating information.
  
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== External Links ==
 
  
* Google Book Search Book Viewability API: http://www.programmableweb.com/api/google-book-search-book-viewability
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== Specifications ==
* Google Book Search Data API: http://www.programmableweb.com/api/google-book-search-data
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* Google Announces Book Search APIs: http://blog.programmableweb.com/2008/10/02/google-announces-book-search-apis/
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* Open Library API: Cataloging 13 Million Books: http://blog.programmableweb.com/2008/05/16/open-library-api-cataloging-13-million-books/
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* [[wikipedia: Comparison of e-book formats]]
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<ref>[[wikipedia: Ebook_reader#Supported_File_Formats]]</ref>
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<ref>Comparison of e-book formats: https://www.w3.org/AudioVideo/ebook/</ref>
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<ref>The Different Ebook Formats Explained - EPUB, MOBI, AZW, IBA, and More: https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/ebook-formats-explained/</ref>
  
* Book Glutton API: http://www.programmableweb.com/api/book-glutton
 
  
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=== Book Covers ===
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There are a variety of suggested "Book Cover" image file formats and dimensions. The following table summarizes expectations by publisher/platform:
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<td width="87" valign="top"> </td>
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<td width="89" valign="top">Format</td>
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<td width="76" valign="top">Size in px</td>
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<td width="111" valign="top">Resolution</td>
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<td width="77" valign="top">File Size</td>
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<td width="87" valign="top">Kindle CC</td>
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<td width="89" valign="top">JPG, TIFF</td>
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<td width="76" valign="top">min 500px max 1280px</td>
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<td width="111" valign="top">72 dpi</td>
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<td width="77" valign="top">n/s</td>
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<td width="87" valign="top">Kindle EC</td>
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<td width="89" valign="top">JPG</td>
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<td width="76" valign="top">600 x 800</td>
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<td width="111" valign="top">167ppi – 300dpi</td>
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<td width="77" valign="top">127kb</td>
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<td width="87" valign="top">B&amp;N/Nook CC</td>
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<td width="89" valign="top">JPG, GIF, PNG</td>
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<td width="76" valign="top">600 x 730</td>
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<td width="111" valign="top">n/s</td>
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<td width="77" valign="top">n/s</td>
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<td width="87" valign="top">B&amp;N/Nook EC</td>
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<td width="89" valign="top">JPG, GIF, PNG</td>
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<td width="76" valign="top">600 x 1024</td>
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<td width="111" valign="top">170 ppi</td>
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<td width="77" valign="top">300kb</td>
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<td width="87" valign="top">iPad EC</td>
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<td width="89" valign="top">JPG, GIF, PNG</td>
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<td width="76" valign="top">600 x 860</td>
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<td width="111" valign="top">132 ppi</td>
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<td width="77" valign="top">200kb</td>
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<ref>Ebook Cover Design and Optimum Size Specifications for Amazon, Kindle, B&N, Nook, iBookstore, and iPad Formats: http://www.natashafondren.com/writing/kindle-formatting/ebook-cover-design-and-optimum-size-specifications-for-amazon-kindle-bn-nook-ibookstore-and-ipad-formats/</ref>
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=== ISBN ===
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An International Standard Book Number (ISBN) is a unique numeric commercial book identifier based upon the 9-digit Standard Book Numbering (SBN) code created by Gordon Foster, now Emeritus Professor of Statistics at Trinity College, Dublin, for the booksellers and stationers W.H. Smith and others in 1966.<ref>[[wikipedia: ISBN]]</ref>
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* ISBN# Publication resellers: http://www.isbn.org/standards/home/Pubresellers.asp
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* ISBN - Buy your own ISBN (then become a certified publishing house): http://www.isbn.org/standards/home/index.asp
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=== PDF ===
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".pdf" file extension
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For more info, see dedicated article: [[PDF]]
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'''Tools'''
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* CutePDF Writer (instantly print word docs as PDFs): http://www.cutepdf.com/
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* Online PDF Writer: http://www.pdfonline.com/
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* Online PDF Reader: http://view.samurajdata.se/
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* Google PDF Viewer: http://docs.google.com/viewer?url=<Some PDF> | [http://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http://www.legalmetric.com/complaints/txed%202-10cv00253-1-1.pdf DEMO]
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<ref>How to edit a PDF: https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/how-to-edit-a-pdf/</ref>
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<ref>Is it possible to edit a PDF file directly?: https://superuser.com/questions/300405/is-it-possible-to-edit-a-pdf-file-directly</ref>
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<ref>How to view and edit the code of a PDF file: https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/17220/how-to-view-and-edit-the-code-of-a-pdf-file</ref>
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=== ePub ===
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"''.epub''" file extension
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* [[wikipedia: EPUB]]<ref>ePub format: http://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/EPub</ref>
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* ePub specification: http://idpf.org/epub<ref>Build a digital book with EPUB: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/tutorials/x-epubtut/</ref>
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* ePub 3.0 publications: http://idpf.org/epub/30/spec/epub30-publications.html
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* EPUB 3.x samples project: https://idpf.github.io/epub3-samples/30/samples.html<ref>ePub 3.0 content: http://idpf.org/epub/30/spec/epub30-contentdocs.html</ref>
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* EPUB Open Container Format (OCF) 3.0: http://idpf.org/epub/30/spec/epub30-ocf.html
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<ref>Library of Congress -- Electronic Publication (EPUB) file format: https://www.loc.gov/preservation/digital/formats/fdd/fdd000310.shtml | [https://www.loc.gov/preservation/digital/formats/fdd/fdd000519.shtml 3.0] | [https://www.loc.gov/preservation/digital/formats/fdd/fdd000309.shtml 3.2]</ref>
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<ref>'''Learning about EPUB - structure & content: https://www.altova.com/blog/learning-about-epub-structure-and-content/'''</ref>
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<ref>All about EPUB, the ebook standard for Apple's iBookstore: http://www.tuaw.com/2010/01/31/all-about-epub-the-ebook-standard-for-apples-ibookstore/</ref>
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<ref>.epub eBooks Tutorial: http://www.jedisaber.com/eBooks/tutorial.asp</ref>
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<ref>'''EPUB Overview: http://web.sigil.googlecode.com/hg/epub_overview.html'''</ref>
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<ref>Improve the Quality of ePub eBooks with Sigil: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/19309/improve-the-quality-of-epub-ebooks-with-sigil/</ref>
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<ref>'''How to Parse an ePub File for iOS: https://medium.com/swlh/how-to-parse-an-epub-file-for-ios-df30213b9a73'''</ref>
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<ref>iPad Tutorial - How to read your old (non-ePub) ebooks using iBooks: http://www.touchmyapps.com/2010/04/21/ipad-tutorial-how-to-read-your-old-non-epub-ebooks-using-ibooks/</ref>
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<ref>The ePUB Format for E-Books – Everything You Wanted to Know: http://www.labnol.org/software/epub-format-ebooks/10879/</ref>
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<ref>'''Creating an accessible EPUB: https://www.accessibletextbooksforall.org/stories/creating-accessible-epub'''</ref>
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<ref>What Is an EPUB File (and How Do I Open One)?: https://www.howtogeek.com/362592/what-is-an-epub-file-and-how-do-i-open-one/</ref>
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'''Tools'''
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* '''EPUB Validator (beta): http://validator.idpf.org/'''<ref>epubcheck - Validation tool for EPUB: http://code.google.com/p/epubcheck/</ref>
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* Sigil: http://code.google.com/p/sigil/<ref>iLife Tutorial – Create an iPad compatible eBook with Sigil : http://www.icreatemagazine.com/tips/tutorial-create-an-ipad-compatible-ebook-with-sigil/</ref>
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* epub-tools: http://code.google.com/p/epub-tools/
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* ePubReader (FireFox plugin): http://www.epubread.com/
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* Web2FB2 - Turn a URL into FB2 or Epub: http://web2fb2.net/
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* OPL's EPUB library (PHP): http://sourceforge.net/projects/oplsepublibrary/
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* ePub Reader (Objective-C): http://ideveloperworld.blogspot.com/2011/02/epub-reader.html
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==== iBook ====
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* iBooks spec: http://www.apple.com/2011/iBooks (extension to basic ePub 3.0)<ref>iBooks Author vs. ePub Author: http://alanquatermain.me/post/16179111286/ibooks-author-vs-epub-author</ref>
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* iBooks - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ): http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4059
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* iBooks and ePub: http://blog.threepress.org/2010/04/05/ibooks-and-epub/
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* Sorry iBooks, paper books still win on specs: http://www.theverge.com/2012/1/20/2720158/sorry-ibooks-paper-books-still-win-on-specs
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* How Apple is sabotaging an open standard for digital books: http://www.zdnet.com/blog/bott/how-apple-is-sabotaging-an-open-standard-for-digital-books/4378?tag=nl.e539
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* Apple's mind-bogglingly greedy and evil license agreement: http://www.zdnet.com/blog/bott/apples-mind-bogglingly-greedy-and-evil-license-agreement/4360
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=== Mobi ===
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* Mobipocket (".mobi" file format): https://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/MOBI
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<ref>[[wikipedia: Mobipocket]]</ref>
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<ref>Library of Congress -- Mobipocket file format: https://www.loc.gov/preservation/digital/formats/fdd/fdd000472.shtml</ref>
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<ref>Mobi to PDF – How to Convert a Mobi File Extension In Browser or From the Command Line: https://www.freecodecamp.org/news/mobi-to-pdf-how-to-convert-to-and-from-a-mobi-file/</ref>
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<ref>EPUB vs. MOBI vs. PDF -- Which Book Format Should You Use?: https://kindlepreneur.com/epub-vs-mobi-vs-pdf/</ref>
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<ref>Libmobi - C library for ".mobi": https://github.com/bfabiszewski/libmobi (handling Mobipocket/Kindle (MOBI) ebook format documents)</ref>
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<ref>All About MOBI Files: https://www.takecontrolbooks.com/about-mobi/</ref>
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<ref>What Is a MOBI File (and How Do I Open One)?: https://www.howtogeek.com/360419/what-is-a-mobi-file/</ref>
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<ref>EPUB vs mobi - Is Amazon's mobi Format Now Dead?: https://blog.reedsy.com/epub-vs-mobi-vs-pdf/</ref>
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==== AZW ====
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"''.azw''" file extension is Amazon Kindle's proprietary "wrapper" around the ".mobi" format, that includes some copyright protections, purchase delivery, licensing verification, and similar related functionality.
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* [[wikipedia: Amazon Kindle]] <ref>Amazon Kindle - (GPL) source code modules: https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?ie=UTF8&nodeId=200203720</ref><ref>Introducing Amazon Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/gp/mpd/permalink/m2S5YCKCJJ64W8:m1KUZNR4TVZSMM</ref>
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* AZW: http://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/AZW
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'''Tools'''
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* DTP: https://dtp.amazon.com
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* Kindle HOWTO - File Conversion: http://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/Kindle_HowTo:_File_Conversion
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* Kindle PDF Conversion - How To Read PDFs On The Amazon Kindle: http://ebookreadersresource.com/ebook-readers-blog/kindle-how-to/kindle-pdf-conversion/
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* Kindle Unlimited (Prime for Books): http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NWRMV9G/ku?ie=UTF8&*Version*=1&*entries*=0 (book borrowing/rental subscription service)
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=== DocBook ===
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'''DocBook''' is a [[schema]] (available in several languages including RELAX NG, SGML and XML [[DTD]]s, and W3C [[XML Schema]]) maintained by the DocBook Technical Committee of OASIS. It is particularly well suited to books and papers about computer hardware and software (though it is by no means limited to these applications). It is an example of how new terms can be added to a vocabulary in a robust and extensible manner (i.e. without having a major impact on the usage or downgrading performance of other terms in the vocabulary). 
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* [[wikipedia: DocBook]]
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* DocBook: http://www.docbook.org/
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* ThotBook -- DocBook/SGML/XML editor: http://www.nongnu.org/thotbook/
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=== Postscript ===
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PostScript (PS) is a computer language for creating vector graphics. It is a dynamically typed, concatenative programming language created in 1982. It is best known for its use as a page description language in the early electronic and desktop publishing areas.
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* Adobe PostScript 3: http://www.adobe.com/products/postscript/
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<ref>[[wikipedia: PostScript]]</ref>
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==== TeX ====
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'''TeX''' (pronounced ''tek'') is a script for marking up and typesetting text into professional looking academic papers or documents written by Donald Knuth.
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* TeX REFCARD: http://refcards.com/docs/silvermanj/tex/tex-refcard-letter.pdf
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* TeX guide: http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/TeX
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<ref>[[wikipedia: TeX]]</ref>
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<ref>TeX user group: http://www.tug.org/</ref>
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===== LaTeX =====
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LaTeX (pronounced ''lay-tek''; combination of creator Leslie ''La''mport's name and ''TeX'') is a macro package (extension) of '''TeX''', with additional mathematics and presentation markup. The primary goal of '''LaTeX''' is to simplify TeX typesetting, especially for documents containing mathematical formulae.
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* [[wikipedia: LaTeX]]
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* LaTeX Project: http://www.latex-project.org/
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* LaTeX guide: http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/LaTeX
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<ref>[[wikipedia: TeX]]</ref>
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<ref>Sort References by Order of Appearance with LaTeX/BibTeX: https://www.baeldung.com/cs/latex-bibtex-sort-references</reF>
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'''Tools'''
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* '''Tex to Image tool: http://www.equationsheet.com/textoimage.php'''
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* pdfTeX -- output TeX directly to PDF: http://www.tug.org/applications/pdftex/
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== Publishers ==
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=== Traditional ===
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* Lists of Publishing Businesses (by category): http://wwwiz.com/books/bookrefs.html
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=== Independent ===
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* Indie book publishers: http://www.newpages.com/book-publishers/
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==== Comic Books ====
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* Ultimate List of Comic Book Publishers: http://www.comicvine.com/publishers/
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=== E-Books ===
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* E-Book Publishers: http://www.everywritersresource.com/ebookpublishers.html
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* Online Publishers Directory: http://www.publishersglobal.com/directory/publishers-by-media.asp?publishers-of=Online
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== Sellers ==
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=== Amazon ===
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[[Amazon]]
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* Amazon Fire OS: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BHJRYYS#fire<ref>[[wikipedia: Fire OS]]</ref>
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* Amazon - Developer Select: https://developer.amazon.com/sdk/devselect.html<ref>Amazon unveils new incentives for Appstore developers: http://www.zdnet.com/amazon-unveils-new-incentives-for-appstore-developers-7000021704/</ref>
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=== eBay ===
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[[eBay]]
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=== Apple (iTunes) ===
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[[Apple]] <ref>An Apple online bookstore in the works?: http://biz.thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2010/1/26/business/20100126075029&sec=business</ref>
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* iTunes: http://itunes.com
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* iBooks (iPad Bookstore) - A novel way to buy and read books (in .epub format): http://www.apple.com/ipad/features/ibooks.html<ref>[[wikipedia: iBooks]]</ref>
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=== Sony (eReader) ===
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* Sony eBookStore: http://ebookstore.sony.com/
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* Sony eReader - eBookStore: http://ebookstore.sony.com/reader/
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=== Google Editions ===
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Google announced in 2009 its plans to sell books online, a natural progression perhaps from the Google Books project.<ref>Google jumps on the online bookstore bandwagon: http://appleoverload.com/boygeniusreport/google-jumps-on-the-online-bookstore-bandwagon/</ref>
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* Google Editions: http://editions.google.com
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=== Barnes & Noble ===
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* Barnes & Nobles: http://barnesnoble.com
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=== Chapters ===
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* Chapters-Indigo online book retailer: http://chapters.indigo.ca
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=== Others ===
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* '''Books 24x7: http://www.books24x7.com/'''
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* Safari Books online: http://techbus.safaribooksonline.com/mydownloads
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* Manning Publications: http://www.manning.com (innovative ''MEAP'', Manning Early Access Program, for books still being written/edited)
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* BookWire: http://www.bookwire.com/
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* Audible: http://www.audible.com/
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== Archives ==
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=== Google Books ===
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In <ref>[[wikipedia: Google Books]]</ref><ref>[[wikipedia: Google Books Library Project]]</ref>
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* Google Books: http://books.google.com
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* Sample - LIFE Magazine: http://books.google.com/books?id=qlIEAAAAMBAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_v2_summary_r&cad=0#v=snippet&q=cause&f=false
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Page 1: http://books.google.com/books?id=qlIEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA1&img=1&zoom=3&hl=en&sig=ACfU3U2Be5raqb-14h-ULBU_wIzOSca8Yw&w=685
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Page 4: http://books.google.com/books?id=qlIEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA4&img=1&zoom=3&hl=en&sig=ACfU3U2qgi33-glyAVQVXzLY2XSe6-QjsQ&w=685
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=== Project Gutenberg ===
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'''
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Project Gutenberg''' is the single largest source of [[Linked Open Data]] for Books, Text and Literary works in digital format (eBook/Audiobook).
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* '''Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/''' [http://www.gutenberg.org/catalog/world/results?title=Origin+of+Species EXAMPLE - Title search] | [http://www.gutenberg.org/browse/titles/m EXAMPLE - Browse eBooks by Title 'M'] | [http://www.gutenberg.org/author/shakespeare EXAMPLE - Author search] | [http://www.gutenberg.org/browse/authors/t EXAMPLE - Browse eBooks by Author 'T']
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* Project Gutenberg mobile: http://m.gutenberg.org/
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* Project Gutenberg Canada: http://www.gutenberg.ca/
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* Data Dump (all eBooks/AudioBooks): http://www.gutenberg.org/robot/harvest<ref>Gutenberg Feeds & RDF/XML: http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Gutenberg:Feeds</ref><ref>Gutenberg Project - instructions for Robots: </ref>
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* Top 100 Lists: http://www.gutenberg.org/browse/scores/top
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* Feed - Most Recent additions (today): http://www.gutenberg.org/feeds/today.rss
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<ref>EXAMPLE - Sheet Music compositions: http://www.gutenberg.org/browse/categories/4 (project halted)</ref>
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=== arXiv ===
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A site attempting to enable open access to e-prints of the world's most relevant texts in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, Quantitative Finance and Statistics. The site currently holds over 560,904 texts.
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* arXiv.org: http://arxiv.org/
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=== OpenLibrary ===
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A project attempting to provide an informational page (URI) with overview and buy/read links to every book.
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* OpenLibrary: http://openlibrary.org
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== Services ==
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=== Publishing ===
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* Digital-Text-Processing (DTP) - an Amazon self-publishing service (for publishing to Kindle Store): http://dtp.amazon.com/ <ref>List Price Requirements: http://forums.kindledirectpublishing.com/kdpforums/entry.jspa?externalID=453</ref><ref>Amazon Direct Publishing Royalty options: http://forums.kindledirectpublishing.com/kdpforums/entry.jspa?externalID=393</ref>
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* CreateSpace: http://createspace.com (formerly BookSurge, now Amazon-owned) <ref>Royalty Calculator: https://www.createspace.com/Products/Book/Index.jsp#content2</ref>
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* Lulu: http://www.lulu.com
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* Scribd (low-budget/free publishing, no sale venue): http://scribd.com | [http://www.scribd.com/search?query=Mobile+TV EXAMPLE]
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* SmashWords: http://www.smashwords.com/
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=== Search ===
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* '''BookFinder: http://bookfinder.com''' | [http://www.bookfinder.com/search/?author=&title=Mobile+TV&lang=en&isbn=&submit=Begin+search&new_used=*&destination=ca&currency=CAD&mode=basic&st=sr&ac=qr EXAMPLE]
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* Chapters: http://chapters.indigo.ca | [http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/home/search/?keywords=Mobile%20TV EXAMPLE]
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* Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/books | [http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=bcmo-20?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=Mobile+TV EXAMPLE]
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=== Social ===
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* GoodReads (share and recommend books with friends): http://goodreads.com | [http://www.goodreads.com/search/search?search_type=books&search%5Bquery%5D=Mobile+TV EXAMPLE]
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* DailyLit (books in your email): http://dailylit.com | [http://dailylit.com/search?search=art&x=0&y=0 EXAMPLE]
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* 5ft Shelf: http://www.5ftshelf.com | [http://5ftshelf.com/search/all?query=Mobile+TV&search_type=all&commit=Search EXAMPLE]
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* LibraryThing: http://www.librarything.com/ | [http://www.librarything.com/search.php?search=Kamasutra EXAMPLE]
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* What Should I Read Next: http://whatshouldireadnext.com/ | [http://whatshouldireadnext.com/0552150738/isbn EXAMPLE]
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== APIs ==
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* Google Book Search Book Viewability API: http://www.programmableweb.com/api/google-book-search-book-viewability
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* Google Book Search Data API: http://www.programmableweb.com/api/google-book-search-data <ref>Google Announces Book Search APIs: http://blog.programmableweb.com/2008/10/02/google-announces-book-search-apis/</ref>
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* Google nGrams - Book term occurence frequency analysis: http://ngrams.googlelabs.com | [http://ngrams.googlelabs.com/graph?content=telephone%2Ctelevision&year_start=1800&year_end=2000&corpus=0&smoothing=3 EXAMPLE: Telephone .vs. Television]
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* Open Library API - Cataloging 13 Million Books: http://blog.programmableweb.com/2008/05/16/open-library-api-cataloging-13-million-books/
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* Book Glutton API: http://www.programmableweb.com/api/book-glutton
 
* Goodreads API: http://www.programmableweb.com/api/goodreads
 
* Goodreads API: http://www.programmableweb.com/api/goodreads
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* LibraryThing API: http://www.librarything.com/services/
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* Build a Best Sellers List with New York Times & Google Books API: https://medium.com/@agbales/build-a-best-sellers-list-with-new-york-times-google-books-api-46201c30aec7<ref>The New York Times Releases Best Sellers API: http://blog.programmableweb.com/2009/01/28/the-new-york-times-releases-best-sellers-api/</ref>
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== E-Readers ==
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* Shop E-Readers: http://www.shopereaders.com/
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* [[wikipedia: Comparison of e-book readers]]
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* eBooks -- DRM-free store: http://www.ebooks.com/
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* Waterstones -- UK's leading ePub Bookstore: https://www.waterstones.com/ebooks
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=== Kindle ===
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* Amazon Kindle: http://kindle.amazon.com/ | [http://www.amazon.com/Kindle-eBooks/b?ie=UTF8&node=154606011 Bookstore] | [http://www.amazon.com/gp/digital/fiona/kcp-landing-page/ APP]
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<ref>Amazon's Cloud Reader: Beginning of the HTML5 surge vs. Apple's App Store vig: http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/amazons-cloud-reader-beginning-of-the-html5-surge-vs-apples-app-store-vig/54587</ref>
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=== Nook ===
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* Barnes & Noble - Nook eReader: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/nook-glowlight-vs-kindle-paperwhite/379004111 | [http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/NOOK-Book-eBook-store/379003094 Bookstore] |
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[http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/nook-mobile-app/379003593 APP]
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=== Kobo ===
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* Chapters/Indigo Kobo reader: https://www.kobo.com/devices#ereaders | [http://store.kobobooks.com/en-CA/ebooks Bookstore] | [http://www.kobo.com/apps APP]
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=== Sony ===
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* [[Sony]] E-Reader: http://www.sony.co.uk/electronics/ebook-reader/prs-t3 | [http://ebookstore.sony.com/ Bookstore] (CLOSED)<ref>WebGear - a web reader for Sony E-Reader: http://www.webgear.co.nz/products/webreader.aspx</ref><ref>Kobo - new Sony E-Reader users' Digital Bookstore: http://www.kobo.com/sony</ref><ref>Sony E-Reader archive page: https://web.archive.org/web/20080215230827/http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?catalogId=10551&storeId=10151&langId=-1&categoryId=8198552921644508799</ref><ref>Sony PRS-T3S e-Reader Review: http://goodereader.com/blog/electronic-readers/sony-prs-t3s-e-reader-review</ref><ref>Download library books on a Sony E-Reader: http://www.kpl.org/_docs/ebranch/pathfinders/SonyReader.pdf</ref><ref>Download eBooks to your Sony E-Reader: http://www.portcolbornelibrary.org/sony.guide.july.2011.pdf</ref>
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=== Playbook ===
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* [[Blackberry]] Playbook: http://ca.blackberry.com/support/tablets/playbook/get-started.html?lid=ca:bb:Devices:Tablets:BlackberryPlaybook&lpos=ca:bb:Devices | [https://www.kobo.com/blackberry10 Bookstore] | [http://playepub.com/ APP]<ref>'''Best applications for using your BlackBerry PlayBook as an eReader!: http://crackberry.com/best-applications-using-your-playbook-ereader'''</ref><ref>E-Reader App for legacy BlackBerry versions: http://www.mobipocket.com/en/DownloadSoft/application.asp?device=Blackberry</ref><ref>Accepted Solution
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Using Playbook as an EReader. Please Help!: https://supportforums.blackberry.com/t5/BlackBerry-PlayBook/Using-Playbook-as-an-EReader-Please-Help/td-p/2075891</ref><ref>RIM Unveils Its New 4G BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet: http://www.pcworld.com/article/260269/rim_unveils_its_new_4g_blackberry_playbook_tablet.html</ref><ref>BlackBerry PlayBook price now $299 for all models: http://www.cnet.com/news/blackberry-playbook-price-now-299-for-all-models/</ref><ref>PlayBook specs: http://www.gsmarena.com/blackberry_playbook-3830.php</ref><ref>Four Reasons to Avoid the BlackBerry PlayBook: http://www.pcworld.com/article/223562/four_reasons_to_avoid_the_blackberry_playbook.html</ref><ref>16GB BlackBerry PlayBook being discontinued. Stay calm, 32GB/64GB models still available: http://crackberry.com/16gb-blackberry-playbook-being-discontinued-stay-calm-32gb64gb-models-still-available</ref>
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=== iPad ===
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* [[Apple]]'s [[iPad]]: http://www.apple.com/ipad/compare/ | [http://itunes.apple.com/ca/genre/books/id38?mt=11 Bookstore] | [http://itunes.apple.com/en/app/ibooks/id364709193 APP]<ref>Top Books on iTunes Charts (by sales volume): https://www.apple.com/itunes/charts/paid-books/</ref><ref>Kindle vs. Nook vs. iPad -- Which e-book reader should you buy?: http://www.cnet.com/news/kindle-vs-nook-vs-ipad-which-e-book-reader-should-you-buy/</ref><ref>iPad Mini: http://ebook-reader-review.toptenreviews.com/ipad-mini-review.html</ref><ref>Why and when the iPad is the best e-reader: http://www.macworld.com/article/2032930/why-and-when-the-ipad-is-the-best-e-reader.html</ref><ref>Apple iPad Showdown -- Battle of the eReader Apps: http://www.zdnet.com/article/apple-ipad-showdown-battle-of-the-ereader-apps/</ref><ref>Hands-on -- The Apple iPad as e-book reader: http://www.cnet.com/how-to/hands-on-the-apple-ipad-as-e-book-reader/</ref>
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=== Android ===
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* Android - Google Play eBook Store (Samsung Galaxy Tablets, etc):  | [https://play.google.com/store/books Bookstore] | [https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.books&hl=en APP]<ref>The Best E-Reader for Android is now Google's own app: http://lifehacker.com/5875516/the-best-ereader-for-android</ref><ref>The best reading apps for Android: http://www.androidcentral.com/best-reading-apps-android</ref>
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* [[wikipedia: Comparison of Android e-book reader software]]
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<ref>Benefits of an E-Reader for Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: http://chronicfatigue.about.com/od/Book-And-Product-Reviews/fl/Benefits-of-an-E-Reader-for-Fibromyalgia-and-Chronic-Fatigue-Syndrome.htm</ref>
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== Audiobooks ==
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Audiobooks are spoken versions of the text of a regular book, as read by the author, a voice-actor, celebrity, or even as read by yourself for future reference.
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=== Services ===
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* Audible: http://www.audible.com (acquired by [[Amazon]])<ref>[[wikipedia: AudioGO]] (former spin-off/partner of BBC, BBC audio assets sold off to Random House, all other non-BBC assets sold off to Amazon's Audible)</ref><ref>AudioGO's assets sold off to Amazon's Audible and RandomHouse: http://www.thebookseller.com/news/audiogos-bbc-titles-signed-random-house</ref>
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* Audiobooks: http://www.audiobooks.com
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* LibriVox: http://librivox.org/ (site for volunteering to read a book for public domain audio record)
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* Podiobooks: http://podiobooks.com/
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* OpenCulture: http://www.openculture.com/freeaudiobooks
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* Learn Out Loud: http://www.learnoutloud.com/
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* StoryNory: http://storynory.com/
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* Librophile: http://www.librophile.com/
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* Lit2Go: http://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/
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* VoicesInTheDark: http://www.voicesinthedark.com/content.php?iContent=50
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* InternetArchive - Audio Books: http://archive.org/details/audio_bookspoetry
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* Gutenberg AudioBooks: http://www.gutenberg.org/browse/categories/1 (mostly Librivox and [http://audiobooksforfree.com AudioBooksForFree])
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<ref>Top 10 Free Audiobook sites: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/easy-listening-pleasures-10-websites-free-audio-book-downloads/</ref>
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<ref>How To Maximize Your Audiobook Listening Experience: http://audiobook-services-review.toptenreviews.com/how-to-maximize-your-audiobook-listening-experience.html</ref>
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== Promotion ==
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Promoting a book (especially a self-published ebook) can be one of the most difficult tasks, second only to probably the process of gathering material and writing the book itself.
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The following is an eBook promotion checklist:
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# [[Website]]
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# [[Blog]]
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# [[Goodreads]] author profile
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# [[Facebook]] (dedicated Fan Page for Author/Book and at the right time Facebook Ads)
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# [[Twitter]] (tweeting regularly and for special events, promoted<ref>How much is a promoted Tweet?: https://www.quora.com/How-much-is-a-Promoted-Tweet</ref> tweets)
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# Book trailer & promotional videos ([[YouTube]])
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# [[Podcast]] & audio recordings of conversations/speeches/lectures ([[iTunes]])
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# Speaking Engagements (universities, libraries, book clubs, domain-specific venues)
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# Book Signings/sales events
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# Book Consignment (@ cafes/pawn-shops)
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# Book Giveaways (no more than once per quarter)
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# Book Groups & Clubs (such as [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MyBooksOut/ MyBooksOut on Yahoo! Groups] or local author clubs)
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# Online Q&A sites (such as [http://www.quora.com Quora]) & Message Forums (find topically-relevant mailing lists, newsgroups and discussion forums online)
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# Online Workshops (use tools like [http://www.google.com/+/learnmore/hangouts/ Google Hangouts], [http://ustream.tv UStream] and/or [http://www.skype.com Skype] and host your own "meet the author" sessions or live tutorials/discussions online)
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# Blog tour (guest-blogging on other sites/blogs)
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# Awards (enter writing/publishing contests)
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# [https://www.mturk.com/mturk/welcome Mechanical Turk] - comments, reviews, ratings
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# [http://www.fiverr.com Fiverr] - backlinks, blog articles
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# Audiobook version on ([[Audible]])
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# Free Preview eBook (or sample chapters)
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<ref>Tips for Promoting a Book Online: http://suite101.com/article/tips-for-promoting-a-book-online-a214721</ref><ref>Promoting Your Book Online: http://www.chrisbrogan.com/promoting-your-book-online/</ref><ref>5 rules to sell thousands of copies of your ebook: http://mir.aculo.us/2012/10/20/5-rules-to-sell-thousands-of-copies-of-your-ebook/</ref>
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== Tools ==
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* Overdrive: https://www.overdrive.com/ | [https://app.overdrive.com/ DOWNLOAD - DESKTOP] | [https://meet.libbyapp.com/ DOWNLOAD - MOBILE] | [https://help.overdrive.com/customer/en/portal/articles DOCS] | [https://elnb-bnnb.overdrive.com/ EXAMPLE - NB Public Library] (acquired by Rakuten)<ref>Rakuten to Acquire OverDrive for $410 Million: https://global.rakuten.com/corp/news/press/2015/0319_01.html</ref><ref>OverDrive Announces Agreement for Acquisition by Rakuten: https://company.overdrive.com/overdrive-announces-agreement-for-acquisition-by-rakuten/</ref><ref>How to open eBooks and audiobooks downloaded using Safari on a Mac: https://help.overdrive.com/customer/portal/articles/1481638-how-to-open-ebooks-and-audiobooks-downloaded-using-safari-on-a-mac</ref><ref>Getting started with Overdrive on a Windows computer: https://help.overdrive.com/customer/portal/articles/1481617</ref>
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* Adobe Digital Editions (ADE): https://www.adobe.com/ca/solutions/ebook/digital-editions.html | [https://www.adobe.com/ca/solutions/ebook/digital-editions/download.html DOWNLOAD]
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* Calibre: https://calibre-ebook.com/ | [https://calibre-ebook.com/demo DEMO] | [https://calibre-ebook.com/download DOWNLOAD]
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* Top 5 desktop eBook readers: http://www.techrepublic.com/photos/five-of-the-better-desktop-ebook-readers/6394263
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== Resources ==
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* '''Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/''' (36,000 literary classic eBooks and over 1000 free [http://www.audiobooksforfree.com/ audiobooks])<ref>10 Best Websites For Free Audio Books: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/easy-listening-pleasures-10-websites-free-audio-book-downloads/</ref><ref>15 great websites for free audiobooks : http://www.digitaltrends.com/web/best-websites-for-free-audiobooks/</ref>
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* OpenLibrary: https://openlibrary.org<ref>[[wikipedia: OpenLibrary]]</ref>
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* World Public Library: http://www.worldlibrary.net
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* European Union Digital Library: http://www.theeuropeanlibrary.org
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* U.S. Library of Congress (LoC) - Book Catalogue: http://catalog.loc.gov/
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* '''NB Public Library -- Online Catalogue: http://vision.bibliocommons.com/?locale=en-CA'''
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* Aozora - Japanese language Digital Books archive: http://www.aozora.gr.jp/
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* National Diet Library of Japan: http://kindai.ndl.go.jp/ (old texts from the Meiji & Taisho eras)<ref>Kindai Digital Library 近代デジタルライブラリ: http://foreast.wordpress.com/2009/04/09/kindai-digital-library-近代デジタルライブラリ/</ref>
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* Archive.org TextBooks: http://www.archive.org/details/texts
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* Online Books database: http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu (1 Million+ free eBooks on the Web)
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* '''WikiBooks: http://www.wikibooks.org/''' (community-edited books) | [http://wikisource.org WikiSource] (full published texts in public domain)
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* Perseus Digital Library of Humanities and Philosophy: http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/ (Classical texts)
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* '''DIY Book Scanner: http://www.diybookscanner.org/'''
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* How to Self Publish on Amazon: http://www.ehow.com/how_5004152_self-publish-amazon.html <ref>Self Publishing on Amazon: http://brentsampson.com/2010/11/16/self-publishing-on-amazon/</ref>
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* How to self-publish an ebook: http://reviews.cnet.com/how-to-self-publish-an-e-book
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* Self-publishing a book - 25 things you need to know: http://reviews.cnet.com/self-publishing/
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* The Danger of Ebooks: http://stallman.org/articles/ebooks.pdf
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* '''Top 5 HTML5/CSS3/JS/jQuery Flipbooks -- Page Turning animations without Flash: http://www.designscripting.com/2011/04/html5-css-jquery-flipbook-flip-book-animation-without-flash/'''
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* The Secret Behind the Page Flip Technique (Silverlight): http://blogs.cynergysystems.com/2009/11/13/the-secret-behind-the-page-flip-technique/
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* '''FlippingBook - Flash Page Flip Engine: http://page-flip.com/'''
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* BookFlip (Pure-Javascript): http://www.coastworx.com/bookflip.php
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* PageFlip-effect: http://www.flash-filter.net/page-flip-effect.phtml
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* FREE PDF to Flash PageFlip: http://www.codebox.es/pdf-to-flash-page-flip
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* Instant FlipBook - (commercial, but high quality) PDF to Flash Flip Book: http://www.instantflipbook.com/convert-pdf-to-flipbook.php
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* Flex e-Book demo: http://www.rubenswieringa.com/code/as3/flex/Book/
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* Flash 3D Book/e-Magazine: http://www.3d-book.com/
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* Javascript - JQuery Flip: http://progtuts.info/241/javascript-jquery-flip/
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* How to Make Page Flip Effect: http://www.sothink.com/tutorials/page-flip-effect.htm<ref>How to create Flash Flipping Book for free: http://flashymania.blogspot.com/2009/06/how-to-create-flash-flipping-book-for.html</ref>
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* Flip!0.5 - A jQuery plugin: http://lab.smashup.it/flip/
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* FlipBook - jQuery powered - /w Media Gallery: http://codecanyon.net/item/flipbook-jquery-powered-w-media-gallery/152110
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* Blank open book template: http://www.psdgraphics.com/backgrounds/blank-open-book-template/
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* '''3D Book Showcase in CSS3: http://tympanus.net/Development/3DBookShowcase/'''
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* 3D Flash Book-Shelf: http://activeden.net/item/3d-book-shelf/4110
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* CSS3 Bookshelf beta: http://www.steveworkman.com/bookshelf
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* CSS3 3D Bookshelf (Chrome/Safari only): http://christophzillgens.com/en/articles/css3-3d-bookshelf
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* '''Turn.js: http://turnjs.com/'''<ref>Responsive magazine using Turn.js: https://medium.com/creative-technology-concepts-code/responsive-magazine-using-turn-js-ea793e599e0c</ref>
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* HTML5 popup book: http://2012.beercamp.com/
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== Tutorials ==
 +
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* '''How to Write With Style (by Kurt Vonnegut): http://peterstekel.com/PDF-HTML/Kurt Vonnegut advice to writers.htm'''<ref>[[wikipedia: Kurt_Vonnegutt#Self-assessment]]</ref>
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* Top 10 Checklist -- Make your Ebook a Best-Seller: http://www.ebook-publishing-tools.com/article_top_ten_checklist.html
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* How to Use Twitter to Promote Your New Book (or Other Product): http://michaelhyatt.com/how-to-use-twitter-to-promote-your-new-book.html<ref>http://support.twitter.com/groups/31-twitter-basics/topics/110-search/articles/20005336-how-to-promote-your-profile</ref>
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* How to Promote a Self-Published Book: http://www.ehow.com/how_2067803_promote-selfpublished-book.html
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* Selling ebooks on Amazon versus on your own site, reaction to a statistical breakdown: http://ebookhowto.org/selling-ebooks-on-amazon-versus-on-your-own-site-reaction-to-a-statistical-breakdown/<ref>Selling My eBook on Amazon: http://snook.ca/archives/writing/selling-ebook-on-amazon</ref>
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* A Step-by-Step Guide to Book Publishing with Createspace: http://www.thebookdesigner.com/2014/03/lyn-horner/
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* How to Open EPUB Format on Amazon Kindle: http://audioacrobat.wordpress.com/2012/12/12/ebooks-how-to-open-epub-format-on-amazon-kindle/
 +
* How to Create Your Own Audio Book: http://www.wikihow.com/Create-Your-Own-Audio-Book
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* How To Become A Voice-Over Artist With Your PC: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/voiceover-artist-pc/
 +
* '''An author's guide to goodreads: http://www.reddit.com/r/writing/comments/1327iu/an_authors_guide_to_goodreads/'''
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* Your Author Central Page - Tune Up, Tune In!: http://wherewriterswin.quora.com/Your-Author-Central-Page-Tune-Up-Tune-In
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* A User’s Guide To Calibre eBook Manager: http://www.makeuseof.com/pages/download-open-book-managing-your-ebooks-with-calibre
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* Create Your Own Cloud of Ebooks with Calibre + Calibre OPDS + Dropbox: http://dearauthor.com/ebooks/create-your-own-cloud-of-ebooks-with-calibre-calibre-opds-dropbox/
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== External Links ==
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* [[wikipedia: E-book]]
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* [[wikipedia: Comparison of e-book readers]]
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* [[wikipedia: Universal library]]
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* [[wikipedia: Digital library]]
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* [[wikipedia: List of digital library projects]]
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* [[wikipedia: Library 2.0]]
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* [[wikipedia: Open catalogue]]
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* [[wikipedia: Open Content Alliance]]
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* [[wikipedia: Aozora Bunko]]
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* E-Book Formats: http://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/E-book_formats
 +
* The Secret Museum of Mankind: http://ian.macky.net/secretmuseum/front_cover.html
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* '''How Much Information?''' (an estimate at the number of printed media): http://www2.sims.berkeley.edu/research/projects/how-much-info/print.html
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* The Language of E-books: http://spectrum.ieee.org/computing/software/the-language-of-ebooks (competing formats and incompatible devices have spawned a complex lexicon)
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* The future of books: http://www.economist.com/books/displaystory.cfm?story_id=8881446
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* Books for the Future - One Tree Planted for Each Book Sold: http://www.booksforthefuture.org/
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* Beers for Books: http://www.beersforbooks.org/
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* Future Trends Book (empires of the mind): http://www.futuretrendsbook.com/download/Chapter%20One%20from%20Future%20Files.pdf
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* New MIT camera will let you read a book without even opening it: http://www.zdnet.com/article/new-mit-camera-will-let-you-read-a-book-without-even-opening-it/
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* The Future of Google Books: http://books.google.com/intl/en_uk/googlebooks/agreement/
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* Google Book Search - Is it The Last Library?: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/08/29/google_books/
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* Google kicks Amazon in the Kindle -- Goolge-Sony pact opens ebook war: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/03/19/google_and_sony_ebooks/
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* Is Google's culture grab unstoppable? -- Monopoly Money from Digital Books: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/12/31/chris_castle_google_books_and_beyond/
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* "Free is more complicated than you think": http://www.longtail.com/the_long_tail/2007/11/free-is-more-co.html
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* '''Halifax Public Library - Tumble eBooks Shelf for Kids: http://www.tumblebooks.com/library/asp/book_details.asp?Category=Story%20Books&isflash=1'''
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* Getting the Numbers (for publishing/selling a Book in Canada) -- ISBN & CIP: http://dianetibert.com/2012/04/30/getting-the-numbers-isbn-cip/
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* Createspace for Self Publishing and Sticky Royalty Payments for Canadian Authors: http://dgkayewriter.com/createspace-publishing-sticky-royalty-payments-canadian-authors/
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* Canadian Authors - How To Avoid Amazon/Smashwords/CreateSpace from Withholding Taxes: http://martincrosbie.com/blog/canadian-authors-how-to-avoid-amazonsmashwordscreatespace-from-withholding-taxes/
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* New tax rules for non-U.S. authors on KDP and CreateSpace: http://mademers.com/globalindieauthor/2015/02/new-tax-rules-for-non-u-s-authors-on-kdp-and-createspace/
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* O'Reilly Commons: http://commons.oreilly.com/wiki/index.php/O'Reilly_Commons (older book content that, today, may not make commercial sense as a printed book... instead preserved in wiki format for free)
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* Guide to Spirituality Book Publishers: http://www.work.com/spirituality-book-publishers-13095/
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* Do You Plan to Purchase an eReader This Year?: http://www.unplggd.com/unplggd/surveys/do-you-have-plans-to-purchase-an-ereader-this-year-survey-106516
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* Study -- Internet radio reaching 32% of households, e-readers are hot: http://www.crunchgear.com/2010/01/20/study-internet-radio-reaching-32-of-households-e-readers-are-hot/
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* Why I love my kindle: http://www.plotmonkeys.com/2008/11/19/why-i-love-my-kindle/
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* Google Editions to Compete with Amazon Kindle in eBook MarketRead: http://blogkindle.com/2010/05/google-editions-to-compete-with-amazon-kindle-in-ebook-market/
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* Kindle Competition: http://blogkindle.com/category/kindle-competition/
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* Papervision3D Bookshelf (ASP/AJAX): http://johndyer.name/post/Papervision3D-Bookshelf.aspx
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* How to Make a Flipping Book Website in Flash 8: http://www.ehow.com/how_6115415_make-website-flash-8-tutorials.html
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* How to Use existing Flash Flip Book software: http://www.ehow.com/how_6052318_create-flash-flip-book.html
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* How to Create Flip Books (the old fashioned way, drawing by hand): http://www.ehow.com/how_5982029_create-flip-books.html
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* Medical Writing Canada: http://www.slideshare.net/amandastrong/medical-writing-canada
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* Seven Things You Should Know About E-Publishing: http://www.zdnet.com/blog/doc/seven-things-you-should-know-about-e-publishing/1529
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* Books of the world, stand up and be counted! All 129,864,880 of you: http://booksearch.blogspot.com/2010/08/books-of-world-stand-up-and-be-counted.html
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* Sony's latest e-readers -- Understanding the trade-offs and global strategy: http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/sonys-latest-e-readers-understanding-the-trade-offs-and-global-strategy/38626?tag=nl.e539
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* Web Standards for E-books: http://www.alistapart.com/articles/ebookstandards/
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* Ready to ditch paper? Here are the 10 best e-readers: http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/ready-to-ditch-paper-here-are-the-10-best-e-readers/39654?tag=nl.e539
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* Amazon launches Kindle Web; Read e-books via browser, embed them: http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/amazon-launches-kindle-web-read-e-books-via-browser-embed-them/39748?tag=nl.e539
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* Amazon Extends Value of Kindle with New Lending Feature: http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/208654/amazon_extends_value_of_kindle_with_new_lending_feature.html
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* Kinokuniya to open online bookstore: http://www.japantoday.com/category/technology/view/kinokuniya-to-open-online-bookstore
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* Self Publishing and Printing Your Own Book: http://www.fonerbooks.com/paper.htm
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* Print-On-Demand Book Publishing: http://www.fonerbooks.com/pod.htm
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* Self-Publishing Is Not A Last Resort For Authors: http://www.ny1.com/content/ny1_living/technology/94560/self-publishing-is-not-a-last-resort-for-authors/
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* FBReader Has Encyclopedic Knowledge of E-Book Formats: http://www.technewsworld.com/rsstory/71575.html
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* Folio for iPad Does PDFs Beautifully: http://smokingapples.com/ipad/folio-pdf-reader-review/
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* Despite limited selection of books, e-reader provides immersive reading experience: http://www.macworld.com/appguide/app.html?id=460630
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* Chat While Reading -- The Future Of Books?: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=106150832
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* Apple grabs 22 percent of e-book market with iBooks: http://www.macworld.com/article/151813/2010/06/ibooks.html
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* Ebooks Outselling Hardbacks at Amazon: http://ebookreaderwars.com/uncategorized/ebooks-outselling-hardbacks-at-amazon/
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* Designing Books for a Digital Age: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/31/arts/31iht-design31.html?_r=1&src=rec&recp=5
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* Amazon's digital book sales pass paperbacks: http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/1940315/amazons-digital-book-sales-pass-paperbacks
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* My Amazon Kindle Single publishing experiment (REVIEW): http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/review-my-amazon-kindle-single-publishing-experiment/43911
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* Apple Responds - We Want Cut of Amazon, Sony E-Book Sales: http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2011/02/apple-cut-of-e-book-sales/
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* Meet the New Readability Mobile: http://blog.readability.com/2011/03/meet-the-new-readability-mobile/
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* Can Microsoft, Yahoo and Amazon help scuttle Google's book settlement?: http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/can-microsoft-yahoo-and-amazon-help-scuttle-googles-book-settlement/23039?tag=mantle_skin;content
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* Barnes & Noble intros pocket-sized Nook with two-month battery life: http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/barnes-noble-intros-pocket-sized-nook-with-two-month-battery-life/49208
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* iBooks, iPad Apps, Kindle, E-Ink: An Intro for the Perplexed: http://entropydigital.co.uk/2010/03/ibooks-ipad-apps-kindle-e-ink-an-intro-for-the-perplexed/
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* 20 Things I Learned About the Web (HTML5/CSS3/JS Pageflip book by Google Chrome team): http://www.20thingsilearned.com/<ref>Case Study - Page Flip Effect from 20thingsilearned.com: http://www.html5rocks.com/en/tutorials/casestudies/20things_pageflip.html</ref>
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* Digital piracy casts shadow over ebook world: http://www.japantoday.com/category/arts-culture/view/digital-piracy-casts-shadow-over-ebook-world
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* How You’re Gonna Get Screwed By Ebook Formats: http://gizmodo.com/5478842/giz-explains-how-youre-gonna-get-screwed-by-ebook-formats
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* The Missing 20th Century - How Copyright Protection Makes Books Vanish: http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/03/the-missing-20th-century-how-copyright-protection-makes-books-vanish/255282/#.T3dP4kT9WRc.twitter
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* 6 Best Headphones for Recording Vocals: http://www.jeejuh.com/blog/6-best-headphones-for-recording-vocals/
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* HeadPhones on ConsumerReports: https://consumerreports.org/cro/headphones.htm
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* 10 Top Tips On How To Create An Audio Book: http://www.thecreativepenn.com/2012/07/15/how-to-create-an-audio-book/
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* How to record an audiobook: http://www.softcity.com/article/home-hobbies/audiobooks-1-how-to-record-an-audiobook/4YDO1QzN<ref>How to Record Excellent Audio Books: http://lifehacker.com/129953/how-to-record-excellent-audio-books</ref>
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* Insider Tips on recording your own Audiobook: http://www.infomarketerszone.com/download/gin.mp3 (INTERVIEW)
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* Barnes & Noble's Nook - Caught between e-book tipping point, tablet wars: http://www.zdnet.com/barnes-and-noble-caught-between-e-book-tipping-point-tablet-wars-7000009351/
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* Building a Better E-Book (Than Amazon and Apple): http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-02-12/building-a-better-e-book-than-amazon-and-apple#r=read
 +
* Science Has Great News for People Who Read Actual Books: http://mic.com/articles/99408/science-has-great-news-for-people-who-read-actual-books
 +
* Perlego giving last word to Pearson, Wiley and Cengage textbooks: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/pearson-wiley-and-cengage-sign-up-to-perlego-digital-library-38kd83vlp
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* Make your books easier to find with Kindle Unlimited: https://kdp.amazon.com/help?topicId=AA9BSAGNO1YJH
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* What is KDP Select?: http://kdp.amazon.com/help?topicId=A6KILDRNSCOBA
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* What is Kindle Unlimited?: http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?docId=1002872331
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* Should More Authors Take Advantage of Kindle Unlimited?: http://contently.net/2014/08/07/stories/authors-take-advantage-kindle-unlimited/
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* Amazon Offers All-You-Can-Eat Books. Authors Turn Up Noses: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/28/technology/amazon-offers-all-you-can-eat-books-authors-turn-up-noses.html?_r=0
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* Kindle Unlimited, Scribd or Oyster: Which Reader Subscription Service is Best for Self-Published Authors?: http://www.selfpublishedauthor.com/content/kindle-unlimited-scribd-or-oyster-which-reader-subscription-service-best-self-published
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* Kindle Unlimited and the only Amazon numbers we know for sure: http://dearauthor.com/ebooks/kindle-unlimited-and-the-only-amazon-numbers-we-know-for-sure/
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* What Kindle Unlimited Means For Authors: http://techcrunch.com/2014/07/18/what-kindle-unlimited-means-for-authors/
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* Okay; is Kindle Unlimited Good or Bad for the author?: http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/2097202-okay-is-kindle-unlimited-good-or-bad-for-the-author
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* My letter to KDP executives concerning Kindle Unlimited...: http://www.goodreads.com/author_blog_posts/7376394-my-letter-to-kdp-executives-concerning-kindle-unlimited
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 +
NEGATIVE reviews of Amazon Kindle Unlimited (Prime for Books):
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http://the-digital-reader.com/2014/12/01/author-discontent-grows-kindle-unlimited-enters-fifth-month/
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http://www.digitalbookworld.com/2014/kindle-unlimiteds-two-tier-system-makes-some-authors-second-class-citizens/
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http://janefriedman.com/2014/12/02/indie-authors-kindle-unlimited/
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http://blog.smashwords.com/2014/07/is-kindle-unlimited-bad-for-authors.html
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http://www.quora.com/How-will-Amazons-Kindle-Unlimited-affect-authors
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http://www.cnet.com/news/amazon-kindle-unlimited-good-for-customers-not-so-good-for-authors/
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http://matthewkadish.com/author-marketing-101-verdict-kindle-unlimited/
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http://blogs.technet.com/b/securityjones/archive/2014/07/21/review-is-kindle-unlimited-worth-it.aspx (consumer-side negative review)
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 +
POSITIVE reviews of Amazon Kindle Unlimited (Prime for Books):
 +
http://contently.net/2014/08/07/stories/authors-take-advantage-kindle-unlimited/
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http://www.quora.com/Is-Kindle-Unlimited-a-good-or-a-bad-thing-for-the-future-of-publishing
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http://goodereader.com/blog/digital-publishing/is-kindle-unlimited-good-for-indie-authors
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http://www.publishingtechnology.com/2014/09/what-kindle-unlimited-is-doing-for-author-earnings/
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http://noorosha.com/kindleunlimited/
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http://authorearnings.com/report/october-2014-author-earnings-report-2/
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http://mashable.com/2014/11/15/kindle-unlimited-review/ (consumer-side positive review)
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* Amazon dropped as sponsor of Quebec literary prize after all 5 finalists speak out: https://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/amazon-dropped-as-sponsor-of-quebec-literary-prize-after-all-5-finalists-speak-out-1.4935129
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* Barnes & Noble Bookstores trying to re-cast themselves as the "Hero" against Amazon monopoly: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/15/arts/barnes-noble-bookstores.html
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== See Also ==
  
* The New York Times Releases Best Sellers API: http://blog.programmableweb.com/2009/01/28/the-new-york-times-releases-best-sellers-api/
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Books are collections of ideas in writing for the purpose of preserving or conveying a specific point, telling a story, or otherwise just distributing and/or disseminating information.

Espresso Book Machine
How Books get Printed (traditional)


Specifications

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Book Covers

There are a variety of suggested "Book Cover" image file formats and dimensions. The following table summarizes expectations by publisher/platform:

Format Size in px Resolution File Size
Kindle CC JPG, TIFF min 500px max 1280px 72 dpi n/s
Kindle EC JPG 600 x 800 167ppi – 300dpi 127kb
B&N/Nook CC JPG, GIF, PNG 600 x 730 n/s n/s
B&N/Nook EC JPG, GIF, PNG 600 x 1024 170 ppi 300kb
iPad EC JPG, GIF, PNG 600 x 860 132 ppi 200kb

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ISBN

An International Standard Book Number (ISBN) is a unique numeric commercial book identifier based upon the 9-digit Standard Book Numbering (SBN) code created by Gordon Foster, now Emeritus Professor of Statistics at Trinity College, Dublin, for the booksellers and stationers W.H. Smith and others in 1966.[5]


PDF

".pdf" file extension

For more info, see dedicated article: PDF

Tools

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ePub

".epub" file extension

[12] [13] [14] [15] [16] [17] [18] [19] [20] [21] [22]

Tools

iBook


Mobi

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AZW

".azw" file extension is Amazon Kindle's proprietary "wrapper" around the ".mobi" format, that includes some copyright protections, purchase delivery, licensing verification, and similar related functionality.

Tools


DocBook

DocBook is a schema (available in several languages including RELAX NG, SGML and XML DTDs, and W3C XML Schema) maintained by the DocBook Technical Committee of OASIS. It is particularly well suited to books and papers about computer hardware and software (though it is by no means limited to these applications). It is an example of how new terms can be added to a vocabulary in a robust and extensible manner (i.e. without having a major impact on the usage or downgrading performance of other terms in the vocabulary).


Postscript

PostScript (PS) is a computer language for creating vector graphics. It is a dynamically typed, concatenative programming language created in 1982. It is best known for its use as a page description language in the early electronic and desktop publishing areas.

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TeX

TeX (pronounced tek) is a script for marking up and typesetting text into professional looking academic papers or documents written by Donald Knuth.

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LaTeX

LaTeX (pronounced lay-tek; combination of creator Leslie Lamport's name and TeX) is a macro package (extension) of TeX, with additional mathematics and presentation markup. The primary goal of LaTeX is to simplify TeX typesetting, especially for documents containing mathematical formulae.

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Tools

Publishers

Traditional

Independent


Comic Books


E-Books



Sellers

Amazon

Amazon

eBay

eBay

Apple (iTunes)

Apple [43]

Sony (eReader)

Google Editions

Google announced in 2009 its plans to sell books online, a natural progression perhaps from the Google Books project.[45]

Barnes & Noble

Chapters

Others



Archives

Google Books

In [46][47]

Page 1: http://books.google.com/books?id=qlIEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA1&img=1&zoom=3&hl=en&sig=ACfU3U2Be5raqb-14h-ULBU_wIzOSca8Yw&w=685
Page 4: http://books.google.com/books?id=qlIEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA4&img=1&zoom=3&hl=en&sig=ACfU3U2qgi33-glyAVQVXzLY2XSe6-QjsQ&w=685


Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg is the single largest source of Linked Open Data for Books, Text and Literary works in digital format (eBook/Audiobook).

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arXiv

A site attempting to enable open access to e-prints of the world's most relevant texts in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, Quantitative Finance and Statistics. The site currently holds over 560,904 texts.

OpenLibrary

A project attempting to provide an informational page (URI) with overview and buy/read links to every book.



Services

Publishing


Search


Social



APIs


E-Readers


Kindle

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Nook

APP

Kobo

Sony

Playbook

iPad


Android

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Audiobooks

Audiobooks are spoken versions of the text of a regular book, as read by the author, a voice-actor, celebrity, or even as read by yourself for future reference.

Services

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Promotion

Promoting a book (especially a self-published ebook) can be one of the most difficult tasks, second only to probably the process of gathering material and writing the book itself. The following is an eBook promotion checklist:

  1. Website
  2. Blog
  3. Goodreads author profile
  4. Facebook (dedicated Fan Page for Author/Book and at the right time Facebook Ads)
  5. Twitter (tweeting regularly and for special events, promoted[84] tweets)
  6. Book trailer & promotional videos (YouTube)
  7. Podcast & audio recordings of conversations/speeches/lectures (iTunes)
  8. Speaking Engagements (universities, libraries, book clubs, domain-specific venues)
  9. Book Signings/sales events
  10. Book Consignment (@ cafes/pawn-shops)
  11. Book Giveaways (no more than once per quarter)
  12. Book Groups & Clubs (such as MyBooksOut on Yahoo! Groups or local author clubs)
  13. Online Q&A sites (such as Quora) & Message Forums (find topically-relevant mailing lists, newsgroups and discussion forums online)
  14. Online Workshops (use tools like Google Hangouts, UStream and/or Skype and host your own "meet the author" sessions or live tutorials/discussions online)
  15. Blog tour (guest-blogging on other sites/blogs)
  16. Awards (enter writing/publishing contests)
  17. Mechanical Turk - comments, reviews, ratings
  18. Fiverr - backlinks, blog articles
  19. Audiobook version on (Audible)
  20. Free Preview eBook (or sample chapters)

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Tools


Resources



Tutorials


External Links

NEGATIVE reviews of Amazon Kindle Unlimited (Prime for Books): http://the-digital-reader.com/2014/12/01/author-discontent-grows-kindle-unlimited-enters-fifth-month/ http://www.digitalbookworld.com/2014/kindle-unlimiteds-two-tier-system-makes-some-authors-second-class-citizens/ http://janefriedman.com/2014/12/02/indie-authors-kindle-unlimited/ http://blog.smashwords.com/2014/07/is-kindle-unlimited-bad-for-authors.html http://www.quora.com/How-will-Amazons-Kindle-Unlimited-affect-authors http://www.cnet.com/news/amazon-kindle-unlimited-good-for-customers-not-so-good-for-authors/ http://matthewkadish.com/author-marketing-101-verdict-kindle-unlimited/ http://blogs.technet.com/b/securityjones/archive/2014/07/21/review-is-kindle-unlimited-worth-it.aspx (consumer-side negative review)

POSITIVE reviews of Amazon Kindle Unlimited (Prime for Books): http://contently.net/2014/08/07/stories/authors-take-advantage-kindle-unlimited/ http://www.quora.com/Is-Kindle-Unlimited-a-good-or-a-bad-thing-for-the-future-of-publishing http://goodereader.com/blog/digital-publishing/is-kindle-unlimited-good-for-indie-authors http://www.publishingtechnology.com/2014/09/what-kindle-unlimited-is-doing-for-author-earnings/ http://noorosha.com/kindleunlimited/ http://authorearnings.com/report/october-2014-author-earnings-report-2/ http://mashable.com/2014/11/15/kindle-unlimited-review/ (consumer-side positive review)


References

  1. wikipedia: Ebook_reader#Supported_File_Formats
  2. Comparison of e-book formats: https://www.w3.org/AudioVideo/ebook/
  3. The Different Ebook Formats Explained - EPUB, MOBI, AZW, IBA, and More: https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/ebook-formats-explained/
  4. Ebook Cover Design and Optimum Size Specifications for Amazon, Kindle, B&N, Nook, iBookstore, and iPad Formats: http://www.natashafondren.com/writing/kindle-formatting/ebook-cover-design-and-optimum-size-specifications-for-amazon-kindle-bn-nook-ibookstore-and-ipad-formats/
  5. wikipedia: ISBN
  6. How to edit a PDF: https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/how-to-edit-a-pdf/
  7. Is it possible to edit a PDF file directly?: https://superuser.com/questions/300405/is-it-possible-to-edit-a-pdf-file-directly
  8. How to view and edit the code of a PDF file: https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/17220/how-to-view-and-edit-the-code-of-a-pdf-file
  9. ePub format: http://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/EPub
  10. Build a digital book with EPUB: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/tutorials/x-epubtut/
  11. ePub 3.0 content: http://idpf.org/epub/30/spec/epub30-contentdocs.html
  12. Library of Congress -- Electronic Publication (EPUB) file format: https://www.loc.gov/preservation/digital/formats/fdd/fdd000310.shtml | 3.0 | 3.2
  13. Learning about EPUB - structure & content: https://www.altova.com/blog/learning-about-epub-structure-and-content/
  14. All about EPUB, the ebook standard for Apple's iBookstore: http://www.tuaw.com/2010/01/31/all-about-epub-the-ebook-standard-for-apples-ibookstore/
  15. .epub eBooks Tutorial: http://www.jedisaber.com/eBooks/tutorial.asp
  16. EPUB Overview: http://web.sigil.googlecode.com/hg/epub_overview.html
  17. Improve the Quality of ePub eBooks with Sigil: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/19309/improve-the-quality-of-epub-ebooks-with-sigil/
  18. How to Parse an ePub File for iOS: https://medium.com/swlh/how-to-parse-an-epub-file-for-ios-df30213b9a73
  19. iPad Tutorial - How to read your old (non-ePub) ebooks using iBooks: http://www.touchmyapps.com/2010/04/21/ipad-tutorial-how-to-read-your-old-non-epub-ebooks-using-ibooks/
  20. The ePUB Format for E-Books – Everything You Wanted to Know: http://www.labnol.org/software/epub-format-ebooks/10879/
  21. Creating an accessible EPUB: https://www.accessibletextbooksforall.org/stories/creating-accessible-epub
  22. What Is an EPUB File (and How Do I Open One)?: https://www.howtogeek.com/362592/what-is-an-epub-file-and-how-do-i-open-one/
  23. epubcheck - Validation tool for EPUB: http://code.google.com/p/epubcheck/
  24. iLife Tutorial – Create an iPad compatible eBook with Sigil : http://www.icreatemagazine.com/tips/tutorial-create-an-ipad-compatible-ebook-with-sigil/
  25. iBooks Author vs. ePub Author: http://alanquatermain.me/post/16179111286/ibooks-author-vs-epub-author
  26. wikipedia: Mobipocket
  27. Library of Congress -- Mobipocket file format: https://www.loc.gov/preservation/digital/formats/fdd/fdd000472.shtml
  28. Mobi to PDF – How to Convert a Mobi File Extension In Browser or From the Command Line: https://www.freecodecamp.org/news/mobi-to-pdf-how-to-convert-to-and-from-a-mobi-file/
  29. EPUB vs. MOBI vs. PDF -- Which Book Format Should You Use?: https://kindlepreneur.com/epub-vs-mobi-vs-pdf/
  30. Libmobi - C library for ".mobi": https://github.com/bfabiszewski/libmobi (handling Mobipocket/Kindle (MOBI) ebook format documents)
  31. All About MOBI Files: https://www.takecontrolbooks.com/about-mobi/
  32. What Is a MOBI File (and How Do I Open One)?: https://www.howtogeek.com/360419/what-is-a-mobi-file/
  33. EPUB vs mobi - Is Amazon's mobi Format Now Dead?: https://blog.reedsy.com/epub-vs-mobi-vs-pdf/
  34. Amazon Kindle - (GPL) source code modules: https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?ie=UTF8&nodeId=200203720
  35. Introducing Amazon Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/gp/mpd/permalink/m2S5YCKCJJ64W8:m1KUZNR4TVZSMM
  36. wikipedia: PostScript
  37. wikipedia: TeX
  38. TeX user group: http://www.tug.org/
  39. wikipedia: TeX
  40. Sort References by Order of Appearance with LaTeX/BibTeX: https://www.baeldung.com/cs/latex-bibtex-sort-references
  41. wikipedia: Fire OS
  42. Amazon unveils new incentives for Appstore developers: http://www.zdnet.com/amazon-unveils-new-incentives-for-appstore-developers-7000021704/
  43. An Apple online bookstore in the works?: http://biz.thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2010/1/26/business/20100126075029&sec=business
  44. wikipedia: iBooks
  45. Google jumps on the online bookstore bandwagon: http://appleoverload.com/boygeniusreport/google-jumps-on-the-online-bookstore-bandwagon/
  46. wikipedia: Google Books
  47. wikipedia: Google Books Library Project
  48. Gutenberg Feeds & RDF/XML: http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Gutenberg:Feeds
  49. Gutenberg Project - instructions for Robots:
  50. EXAMPLE - Sheet Music compositions: http://www.gutenberg.org/browse/categories/4 (project halted)
  51. List Price Requirements: http://forums.kindledirectpublishing.com/kdpforums/entry.jspa?externalID=453
  52. Amazon Direct Publishing Royalty options: http://forums.kindledirectpublishing.com/kdpforums/entry.jspa?externalID=393
  53. Royalty Calculator: https://www.createspace.com/Products/Book/Index.jsp#content2
  54. Google Announces Book Search APIs: http://blog.programmableweb.com/2008/10/02/google-announces-book-search-apis/
  55. The New York Times Releases Best Sellers API: http://blog.programmableweb.com/2009/01/28/the-new-york-times-releases-best-sellers-api/
  56. Amazon's Cloud Reader: Beginning of the HTML5 surge vs. Apple's App Store vig: http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/amazons-cloud-reader-beginning-of-the-html5-surge-vs-apples-app-store-vig/54587
  57. WebGear - a web reader for Sony E-Reader: http://www.webgear.co.nz/products/webreader.aspx
  58. Kobo - new Sony E-Reader users' Digital Bookstore: http://www.kobo.com/sony
  59. Sony E-Reader archive page: https://web.archive.org/web/20080215230827/http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?catalogId=10551&storeId=10151&langId=-1&categoryId=8198552921644508799
  60. Sony PRS-T3S e-Reader Review: http://goodereader.com/blog/electronic-readers/sony-prs-t3s-e-reader-review
  61. Download library books on a Sony E-Reader: http://www.kpl.org/_docs/ebranch/pathfinders/SonyReader.pdf
  62. Download eBooks to your Sony E-Reader: http://www.portcolbornelibrary.org/sony.guide.july.2011.pdf
  63. Best applications for using your BlackBerry PlayBook as an eReader!: http://crackberry.com/best-applications-using-your-playbook-ereader
  64. E-Reader App for legacy BlackBerry versions: http://www.mobipocket.com/en/DownloadSoft/application.asp?device=Blackberry
  65. Accepted Solution Using Playbook as an EReader. Please Help!: https://supportforums.blackberry.com/t5/BlackBerry-PlayBook/Using-Playbook-as-an-EReader-Please-Help/td-p/2075891
  66. RIM Unveils Its New 4G BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet: http://www.pcworld.com/article/260269/rim_unveils_its_new_4g_blackberry_playbook_tablet.html
  67. BlackBerry PlayBook price now $299 for all models: http://www.cnet.com/news/blackberry-playbook-price-now-299-for-all-models/
  68. PlayBook specs: http://www.gsmarena.com/blackberry_playbook-3830.php
  69. Four Reasons to Avoid the BlackBerry PlayBook: http://www.pcworld.com/article/223562/four_reasons_to_avoid_the_blackberry_playbook.html
  70. 16GB BlackBerry PlayBook being discontinued. Stay calm, 32GB/64GB models still available: http://crackberry.com/16gb-blackberry-playbook-being-discontinued-stay-calm-32gb64gb-models-still-available
  71. Top Books on iTunes Charts (by sales volume): https://www.apple.com/itunes/charts/paid-books/
  72. Kindle vs. Nook vs. iPad -- Which e-book reader should you buy?: http://www.cnet.com/news/kindle-vs-nook-vs-ipad-which-e-book-reader-should-you-buy/
  73. iPad Mini: http://ebook-reader-review.toptenreviews.com/ipad-mini-review.html
  74. Why and when the iPad is the best e-reader: http://www.macworld.com/article/2032930/why-and-when-the-ipad-is-the-best-e-reader.html
  75. Apple iPad Showdown -- Battle of the eReader Apps: http://www.zdnet.com/article/apple-ipad-showdown-battle-of-the-ereader-apps/
  76. Hands-on -- The Apple iPad as e-book reader: http://www.cnet.com/how-to/hands-on-the-apple-ipad-as-e-book-reader/
  77. The Best E-Reader for Android is now Google's own app: http://lifehacker.com/5875516/the-best-ereader-for-android
  78. The best reading apps for Android: http://www.androidcentral.com/best-reading-apps-android
  79. Benefits of an E-Reader for Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: http://chronicfatigue.about.com/od/Book-And-Product-Reviews/fl/Benefits-of-an-E-Reader-for-Fibromyalgia-and-Chronic-Fatigue-Syndrome.htm
  80. wikipedia: AudioGO (former spin-off/partner of BBC, BBC audio assets sold off to Random House, all other non-BBC assets sold off to Amazon's Audible)
  81. AudioGO's assets sold off to Amazon's Audible and RandomHouse: http://www.thebookseller.com/news/audiogos-bbc-titles-signed-random-house
  82. Top 10 Free Audiobook sites: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/easy-listening-pleasures-10-websites-free-audio-book-downloads/
  83. How To Maximize Your Audiobook Listening Experience: http://audiobook-services-review.toptenreviews.com/how-to-maximize-your-audiobook-listening-experience.html
  84. How much is a promoted Tweet?: https://www.quora.com/How-much-is-a-Promoted-Tweet
  85. Tips for Promoting a Book Online: http://suite101.com/article/tips-for-promoting-a-book-online-a214721
  86. Promoting Your Book Online: http://www.chrisbrogan.com/promoting-your-book-online/
  87. 5 rules to sell thousands of copies of your ebook: http://mir.aculo.us/2012/10/20/5-rules-to-sell-thousands-of-copies-of-your-ebook/
  88. Rakuten to Acquire OverDrive for $410 Million: https://global.rakuten.com/corp/news/press/2015/0319_01.html
  89. OverDrive Announces Agreement for Acquisition by Rakuten: https://company.overdrive.com/overdrive-announces-agreement-for-acquisition-by-rakuten/
  90. How to open eBooks and audiobooks downloaded using Safari on a Mac: https://help.overdrive.com/customer/portal/articles/1481638-how-to-open-ebooks-and-audiobooks-downloaded-using-safari-on-a-mac
  91. Getting started with Overdrive on a Windows computer: https://help.overdrive.com/customer/portal/articles/1481617
  92. 10 Best Websites For Free Audio Books: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/easy-listening-pleasures-10-websites-free-audio-book-downloads/
  93. 15 great websites for free audiobooks : http://www.digitaltrends.com/web/best-websites-for-free-audiobooks/
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  96. Self Publishing on Amazon: http://brentsampson.com/2010/11/16/self-publishing-on-amazon/
  97. How to create Flash Flipping Book for free: http://flashymania.blogspot.com/2009/06/how-to-create-flash-flipping-book-for.html
  98. Responsive magazine using Turn.js: https://medium.com/creative-technology-concepts-code/responsive-magazine-using-turn-js-ea793e599e0c
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  102. Case Study - Page Flip Effect from 20thingsilearned.com: http://www.html5rocks.com/en/tutorials/casestudies/20things_pageflip.html
  103. How to Record Excellent Audio Books: http://lifehacker.com/129953/how-to-record-excellent-audio-books

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