Push Pop Press to publish interactive e-books for the iPad and iPhone.
You know what’s missing on your website, Push Pop Press? A “We’re hiring people passionate about e-books who can edit text but can’t engineer software like you, author of the Igby tumblelog” link.
The Storyville app delivers a short story each week to your iPad or iPhone.
Looks like they have a great lineup of short stories, but personally, I’m holding out for the Novellaville app.
Study shows that iPad owners read the news on their showy devices for 30 minutes every day.
Well, I try to read the internet on my Macbook 20 out of 24 hours a day. So there, predominantly well-educated, affluent (Caucasian) men between the ages of 35 and 64 who tend to be early adopters.
A friend is behind the development of Dewey D, a new reading app for the iPhone, but I’m genuinely excited about its promise to help bibliophiles manage their reading lists “in environments where they are most likely to discover new reading material”.
I currently keep track of the books I’ve read and the books I’d like to read the old-fashioned way - with a pen and a Moleskine notebook. I open a new notebook almost every year, and every year, I manually transfer (copy) lists of book-related information from the old notebook to the new one. Friends have begged me to use Excel, but e-book lover I may be, I see it as an opportunity to practise penmanship. I started this practice in 2002, but my enthusiasm for this undertaking began flagging some time around 2008.
It’s perhaps a sign of the times that I find the act of rooting through my bag for my notebook and pen, flipping open the notebook, uncapping the pen, balancing the notebook against the nearest flat surface, hastily jotting down book titles and authors to remember, then putting everything away, increasingly tiresome. Also, I don’t want jittery bookstore sales people to think that I’m stealing copyrighted material off the shelves. I WISH I WERE JOKING.
I just need to get an iPhone. All the tribulations of the modern world will then melt magically away. Right?