Author Archives: david

Still here

… things have been a bit quiet here and also, RetroRead update-wise. Pleased to see things are apparently (plus or minus an Amazon EC2 blackout) running pretty smoothly, in particulalry with “Retro Rocket”. I hope everyone is using this, it … Continue reading

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Google Books settlement rejected

Now what?

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Thousands of Titles!

… Retroread can now lay claim to hosting “thousands” of converted Kindle titles, the recent “blitz” of conversions by the “Schlegelphile” out there has pushed the title count to over 2000! I love it when someone finds a trove of … Continue reading

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RetroRocket – conversion the way it was meant to be

OK, this is how I always wanted the RetroRead experience to be — you simply point at a search result on Google, and bam! it’s converted, all in the background, no file downloading. It’s a little tricky, particularly since Google … Continue reading

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Are there a few beta testers out there?

For the last couple of weeks I’ve been working on the “next step” in the RetroRead service — the ability to directly move books from Google into the conversion workflow, without having to download them to your desktop. It’s pretty … Continue reading

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How to video on YouTube

Just posted a walk-through video of the flow of searching, downloading, uploading, and editing of a Google epub through RetroRead into Kindle format. Hope it encourages more users to take the plunge and do some of their own conversions! It’s … Continue reading

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Feed Happy

Recently we added an option to allow others to view your personal library at a custom RetroRead url. (/mylibrary/myusername). Now for those who care to share, your personal library page (if you have one) now sports an RSS feed (you … Continue reading

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tiny urls for Kindle downloads

You can now enter a tiny url in the Kindle browser to quickly download any title you see on the RetroRead website. (Users already have the ability to access www.retroread.com from their browsers and get a ‘dumbed down for Kindle … Continue reading

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…when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.

Or so says Sherlock Holmes. For me, it’s a lot murkier … I received an email from Amazon two weeks ago more or less out of the blue telling me they had removed my Sherlock Holmes title in an effort … Continue reading

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RSS feed for RetroRead

… we’re sporting a new RSS in the right hand panel here, a feed of the most recent titles which have been added to the library after being converted to Kindle format. The RSS link is available now on the … Continue reading

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