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2008-12-16 12:36:00

LOS GATOS, Calif., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Smashwords (http://www.smashwords.com), a publisher of ebooks from independent authors, today introduced a coupon generator that allows self-published authors to issue promotional coupon codes for their books for sharing on blogs, websites, social networks and fan email lists. "Our mission at Smashwords is to provide independent authors the free tools they need to publish, promote and sell their ebooks," said Mark Coker, founder of...

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2008-10-26 09:35:00

Amazon.com's Kindle just got a big boost on Friday when the $359 e-book reader received a rousing endorsement by popular media mogul Oprah Winfrey. Calling the Kindle her "favorite new gadget," Winfrey's endorsement was hinted at during a 24-second video advertisement displayed on Amazon's homepage.   The ad, which was shown directly above a Kindle promotion, directed viewers to Winfrey's show by saying she would be announcing  a "life-changing" device on her show. Amazon.com...

2008-10-06 09:00:25

Booksellers and publishers attending the Frankfurt Book Fair are invited to attend an open conference session to hear from representatives from the International Digital Publishing Forum (www.IDPF.org), Random House UK, OverDrive, Inc., and Sony Reader on recent milestones for the eBook market and adoption of the EPUB format standard in US and EU book markets. The session, presented as part of the Frankfurt Book Fair Digital Lunch program is entitled: Digital Publishing and the EPUB...

2008-09-09 00:00:07

Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced Adobe(R) Content Server 4, a new server software solution that copy protects downloadable eBooks for Adobe Digital Editions, Adobe's free client software for purchasing, managing and reading eBooks. Adobe Content Server 4 enables publishers, retailers, libraries and other distributors to leverage hundreds of thousands of titles for sale or loan and was developed in concert with more than 30 industry partners worldwide (see separate...

2008-07-14 09:00:28

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), today announced that Christian book publishers Augsburg Fortress, Crossway Books & Bibles, David C. Cook, Gospel Light, Group Publishing, NavPress, Strang Communications, Thomas Nelson, Tyndale, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. and Zondervan have committed to making the majority of their catalogs of books available to Kindle owners by the end of 2008. Anywhere they happen to be, and in less than 60 seconds, Kindle customers will be able to download and start...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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