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RetroRead Stuff

Cute little feature: you can now select an option in your RetroRead profile to enable your library to be externally visible (e. g. www.retroread.com/mylibrary/myusername. Here’s a link to mine, careful it’s rather long!

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Google Books and other stuff

Well this week Google did finally launch their ebook venture. Right now it’s a bit of a yawn although I’m relieved to see that it is not just about the cloud (Amazon’s announcement of web reader is sort of “me … Continue reading

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More Preview Content ..

In line with the new browsability by title, the detail page for any title (follow the link from either the latest listing or browse by title) now includes an excerpt from the first few pages of the book; so if … Continue reading

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New ways to browse RetroRead / Mostly about searchability

… not really that exciting for most folks probably, but every title in the RetroRead library now has a “permalink” url formed from the title and author; and there is now an alphabetical index of titles, so search engines can … Continue reading

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BLTC Sales doings

Well, the absolutely wild sale of the BLTC Press Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is down from its 500/month peak, but still puttering along nicely … meanwhile our updated Alice edition is moving along quite nicely, thanks to some nice reviews … Continue reading

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Bringing it all back home

Print and ebooks go together — someday, when I purchase a print book at the bookstore, the clerk will ask “oh, and would you like the ebook with that too? It’s only another 15%.” If I say yes, it will … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the things Google

Always of interest as Google Books is of course the source of content for RetroRead. Some random observations: I just caught up with the fact that one of the driving forces behind the Google book project, Daniel Clancy, has apparently … Continue reading

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Nice notice for RetroRead in Wired

See How to do (Almost) Everything With a Kindle for a nice plug for RetroRead in Wired’s “Gadget Lab” — nice spike in traffic day after posting!

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Reintroducting GoodMountain Books

A while ago I launched a series of public domain titles under the imprint “GoodMountain Books”. The content was all sourced from Project Gutenberg and the Gutenberg trademark is used to identify them. They are meant to be higher quality … Continue reading

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…updates…

… the ssl cert for retroread.com failed to renew resulting in “untrusted site” errors on login for last two days — fixed. Also, Henry von Ofterdingen still not published…

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