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Old 02-25-2014, 09:27 PM
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There's a very nicely formatted edition in the kindle store that could easily have line numbers added (it's easier in a play than prose, because the character and lines are already set somewhat apart, and it isn't a problem if lines reflow, it's all about easy reference), it just doesn't have them. I bet they'd make money if they did an edition targeted at academics and charged more for it (say, $20); there's a lot of benefit.
Which edition are you talking about? Does it have notes?
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Old 03-09-2014, 06:29 AM
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A bunch of titles of interest in Amazon's "Books That Inspired Our Passion for Reading" scrolly-thing at the top of the Daily Deal today, from The Lion, the Witch, & the Wardrobe to Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.

Give it a look!
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Old 03-09-2014, 05:24 PM
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A bunch of titles of interest in Amazon's "Books That Inspired Our Passion for Reading" scrolly-thing at the top of the Daily Deal today, from The Lion, the Witch, & the Wardrobe to Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.

Give it a look!

Also of note: American Gods, Coraline, Cryptonomicon, some Ray Bradbury.
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Old 04-01-2014, 10:49 AM
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Patient Zero is one of the April deals. I remember hearing about it a while back, and was curious to know if it's a worthwhile read.
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Old 04-02-2014, 10:00 AM
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StoryBundle Video Game Bundle 3 with some good selections... and every issue of my magazine, no biggie
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Old 04-02-2014, 09:26 PM
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StoryBundle Video Game Bundle 3 with some good selections... and every issue of my magazine, no biggie
holy shit
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Old 04-03-2014, 04:51 PM
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StoryBundle Video Game Bundle 3 with some good selections... and every issue of my magazine, no biggie
Bought and bought. The StoryBundles have always been pretty good deals, even if the books in some of them aren't really a good match for my tastes.
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Old 04-08-2014, 11:01 AM
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Diane Duane needs a new appliance, so she's having a 60% off ebook sale.
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Old 04-09-2014, 06:49 AM
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Amazon's kindle deal of the day is Solaris by Stanislaw Lem for $1. I've never read it, just seen the movies, but have forgotten the entire plot by now. This is a new translation, so even if you have the old one, a dollar for the new text may be worth it.
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Old 05-17-2014, 05:42 AM
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Amazon Daily Deal is The Dresden Files for $2 each.
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Old 05-18-2014, 09:41 AM
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Sadly 'twas only the first seven, but I still got them. Amazing that the publisher not only keeps them at $10 retail for kindle, but the six volume bundles are > $9 per volume, too! Publishers are idiots.
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Old 05-28-2014, 04:12 PM
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Humble Bundle is offering another eBook bundle! Actually, it looks like Humble Book Bundles are going to be a permanent offering, which is kind of rad. I picked up the first three they offered, and I've found something to enjoy in each one (Spin, Machine of Death, Mogworld, Old Man's War), so I'm definitely picking this one up too.
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Old 06-09-2014, 03:35 AM
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Kindle Daily Deal is a whole bunch of sci-fiction/fantasy Vol. 1's, which is a little annoying since there's probably at least two more books in the series not on sale, but it's something!
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Old 06-09-2014, 02:19 PM
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Kindle Daily Deal is a whole bunch of sci-fiction/fantasy Vol. 1's, which is a little annoying since there's probably at least two more books in the series not on sale, but it's something!
A Passage of Stars and Jaran are technically novels 1 and -3 in the same series.
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Old 07-12-2014, 06:39 PM
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Only a couple hours left in the day, but Mercedes Lackey's Diana Tregarde books are $2 each on Amazon.

Children of the Night is not listed under the Daily Deal, but it's also $2.
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Old 08-06-2014, 11:31 PM
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There's a new Story Bundle, and the name of the theme is Steampunk. While I like the genre visually, the only steampunk I've ever read are The Differential Engine and the Baroque Cycle (and I didn't finish the second because it's three huge books and Stephenson, I love you, I'd marry you for Anathem alone, but, dude, get an editor!) and frankly they left me cold. But hey, I'm willing to try again - maybe I just haven't read the right book yet.

So before I take a dive into this bundle, anybody knows if any of these are good? Is it worth it to pay for the highest tier?
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Old 08-20-2014, 10:43 AM
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The new Story Bundle is the Videogame Bundle 4.0, and the premium tier includes The Anatomy of Super Mario Vol. 1 by Fearless Leader himself!
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Old 08-21-2014, 08:59 AM
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The new Story Bundle is the Videogame Bundle 4.0, and the premium tier includes The Anatomy of Super Mario Vol. 1 by Fearless Leader himself!
Thanks for the heads-up, went ahead and picked that up.
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Old 08-30-2014, 02:41 PM
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Ethics question: I bought the current ebook bundle despite already owning a few of the books in Kindle format. Would it be wrong to "give away" (i.e. email a copy of the book in question and then delete the file) these duplicate books?
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Old 08-30-2014, 02:42 PM
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I don't see how that could possibly be any different then giving away extra copies of books you own.

You bought 'em do with them what thou wilt.
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Old 08-31-2014, 07:08 AM
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That was what I was thinking.

Okay, I've got American Gods by Neil Gaiman, Angel's Ink by Jocelynn Drake, and The Taken by Vicki Pettersson.

Free to a good home (by which I mean the first person who PMs me).
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Old 10-02-2014, 04:13 AM
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Classic Goosebumps on sale in the October Kindle monthly deal kids section!
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Old 10-11-2014, 08:00 AM
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If you use Adobe Digital Editions, don't update to version 4.0 -- and if you have, uninstall it. This version not only tracks what you're reading through the program but also scrapes your computer for any epub files you may have and sends an index of your entire library with statistics of what you read and when back to Adobe in plain text. Libraries, who use ADE almost exclusively to manage checkouts, are pissed.

Info here. Versions 3.0 and lower appear to be okay.

EDIT: A few months ago, I finally broke down and wrote that step-by-step-with-pictures ebook DRM removal guide I'd been talking about doing for forever. The instructions focus on Nook and Kindle files, but it'll also work with ADE's DRM scheme.

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Old 10-11-2014, 07:35 PM
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Wow, that's all kinds of amazing. Besides all the privacy violations, why do companies ever transmit anything in plain text these days?
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Old 10-12-2014, 03:06 PM
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Kindle's Vocabulary Builder is pretty neat. It shows you words you looked up in its dictionary.

First few in mine:
escutcheon
florid
garderobe
voyageurs
didoes
nepenthe
curlews
armillary sphere
sastrugi
terroir

Not sure what order that is in; they're from a bunch of my recent books but not in that order. It also shows you the line from the book it was found in if you click it.
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Old 10-12-2014, 10:08 PM
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Haha, I actually know what all of those are but two, didoes and sastrugi. Uh, hm.
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Some of them were just new to me in the context they were used, such as florid as "flushed" vs "excessively complicated".

"didoes" was a Maya Angelou word and it wasn't in the Kindle dictionary.
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Some of them were just new to me in the context they were used, such as florid as "flushed" vs "excessively complicated".

"didoes" was a Maya Angelou word and it wasn't in the Kindle dictionary.
Please tell me I'm not the only one that read that as something less than savory.
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Old 11-02-2014, 06:31 PM
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Please tell me I'm not the only one that read that as something less than savory.
Let me tell you, I was certainly confused by the confusion.
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Old 11-15-2014, 03:38 AM
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The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson is a Kindle Daily Deal today for $2.99.

Also The City and the Stars but I don't remember whether it's better to read this or the earlier version of the story Against the Fall of Night. It might remind you of the first story arc of Gurren Lagann!

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