Monthly Archives: August 2011

Discover “ed2go,” Online Learning Anytime, Anywhere!

I’m proud to announce I’ve been approved as a paid affiliate for ed2go, “Online learning anytime, anywhere… just a click away!”  ed2to is the industry leader in online learning for adults. They offer career and professional courses, as well as courses in computers and technology, writing and publishing, and personal development.

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Finding eBooks You Can Read On Your eReader

A friend of mine owns a Kindle. He wanted to know why some eBooks he downloaded wouldn’t open. The Kindle family of eReaders use AZW or MOBI format, and they’re about the only ones that do (please “click here” to see a comparison chart of the top 10 eReaders). The majority of eReaders use EPUB format. The eBooks my friend downloaded were all in EPUB format and weren’t compatible with his Kindle (just like AZW and MOBI formats aren’t compatible with a most other eReaders, including the Nook).

So what do you do when you see an eBook you want to read, but it’s in the wrong format for your eReader? That’s easy! You convert the eBook’s format to one you can use! You can do that quickly and easily with Calibre!

So what is Calibre? I’ll let them tell you… “Calibre allows you to organize your e-book collection, convert e-books to various formats, and interact with your e-book reader, all in an intuitive and friendly manner.” Please “click here” to visit their website and learn more about what they have to offer! The best thing is Calibre is FREE!

Calibre is a great eReader too! You can read eBooks in all formats, highlight text, and add sticky notes. Check them out! I’ve been using Calibre and I love it!

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Refurbished NOOK Color for $169.00 + Free Shipping!

I’m a Barnes & Noble affiliate. I make a little money if you buy a Barnes & Noble product from my website. I love B&N and I’m proud to be associated with them. That being said, I want you to know I don’t make anything from this deal, but it’s too good not to tell you about it!

You can purchase a certified Barnes & Noble refurbished NOOK Color for just $169.00 and get free shipping!  It comes with 90 days of complementary phone support and a one year limited warranty! This is the real deal. It actually ships from Barnes & Noble! This special offer is $80.00 off the normal retail price of $249.00.

I’m a former Nokia repair technician and I can tell you this… Nokia’s refurbished phones were tested at a higher standard of quality control than their new phones. I don’t know if the NOOK Color refurbishment process is similar to Nokia’s, but I’m guessing it is. Based on my experience, I would purchase a refurbished product any day of the week and be confident it will be as good, if not better, then a new one!

If you would like to know more about this offer, please “click here.” I own a NOOK Color and I love it!

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What’s Going On With Harper-Collins?

Aloha everyone! I can’t begin to tell you how much I appreciate you reading this blog. Thank you!

In a few previous posts I have discussed how Harper-Collins makes library books disappear when they’ve been checked out to many times for their liking. In yesterday’s post I  talked about how they are being taken to court because of ebook price fixing. Here we go again… Now they’ve knocked off someone else’s book cover artwork. What makes this particularly reprehensible is Harper-Collins offered to buy the rights from the artist, but the artist refused. Harper-Collins decided they were going to use it anyway!

After being challenged by the artist, Harper-Collins said they will change the cover artwork. The question is why on earth did they try to rip it off in the first place?

You’ve got to read my source material for this post. There’s more to this story! Please “click here” to check it out for yourself!

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Publishers Accused of eBook Price Fixing!

Lawsuit alleges publishers colluded to raise prices for popular eBooks and block Amazon from providing discount pricing. Continue reading

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Google Buys Motorola!

Google intends to purchase Motorola Mobility for $12.5 Billion with unanimous approval of both boards! Continue reading

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An eBook About Dorm Food!

Are you hungry but tired of roaming the campus looking for something to eat? Sick of the cafeteria and expensive vending machines? Guess what! You’ve now got options! I ran across an eBook that may be just what you need! It’s called, “The Dorm Room Diner.” It has 185 recipes you can prepare in your dorm room with “Limited Time, Limited Budget and VERY Limited Appliances.”

This book was written by Dulce Taylor, a college student who has become a Dorm Food Chef! You can purchase this amazing eBook for the special price of $19.95 and be gratified with an instant download! Dulce is throwing another three eBooks into the deal for free!

I don’t know the author, and I’m not making a dime off this endorsement… But I do  know what living in a dorm is like, and I wish I had this book when I was doing it! You can check it out by “clicking here.” bon appetit!

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Barnes & Noble Renting College Textbooks!

Barnes & Noble has launched a college textbook website that has it all! You can purchase new and used textbooks, or you can rent them and save up to 70% (and return ship them for free). They also offer eTextbooks at up to 60% off with instant download. If that isn’t enough, they will even buy your books back when you’re done with them!

They are currently having a Back-to-School Sweepstakes where they are giving away $1,000 B&N gift cards and you can enter every day! This offer ends August 11th, so submit your entry now!

You can also download the Barnes & Noble eTextbook application NOOKstudy absolutely free to your PC or Mac! With this application you can, “create custom highlights, take notes, tag content, import class materials and search within your eTextbooks.” You can also try eTextbooks for free for 7 days and gain access to 1 million free ebooks.

If you would like to check this out yourself, just “click here.”

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Download Free Technicial eBooks!

This is a real short blog entry to tell everyone about a website that hosts free technical ebooks on core subjects such as Computer Science, Electronics, Science, Medicine and many more. My college days are behind me, but the content of this website looks pretty good and they’ve got LOTS of ebooks.

You can check them out by “clicking here.” The name of this website is freebookcentre.net. Enjoy!

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