Apple loads up new iBooks Store with free public domain iPad titles

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  • Reply 61 of 70
    irelandireland Posts: 17,780member
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    Originally Posted by allblue View Post


    Gizmodo?



    I see you picked the better website of the two.
  • Reply 62 of 70
    solipsismsolipsism Posts: 25,726member
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    I see you picked the better website of the two.



    I'm not a fan of Giz's posters but they do find some really interesting things.
  • Reply 63 of 70
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    No, that's "To be, or not to be." As to your other points, I could see that becoming a disaster... after all everyone's a writer innit! Not so much a case of finding the needle in a haystack, but finding a grain of rice in the Sahara. Without some sort of quality control I suspect it would eventually become unusable. Perhaps there would be a place for a specialist section that pass through at least a cursory filtering process.



    Certainly like internet blogs - you have to be discriminating about where you source your content. Perhap Apple will have an independent section which will allow voting and commentary about indie books and authors... wait! Don't they do that in the iTunes Store already???
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    irelandireland Posts: 17,780member
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    I'm not a fan of Giz's posters but they do find some really interesting things.



    Nevertheless it's better than Engadget.
  • Reply 65 of 70
    mstonemstone Posts: 11,510member
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    Yeah I've already been converting , through calibre, my large collection of Ebboks to the epub format. I'm just ready to drop them into the Ibook app when it comes out. I've Downloaded the Comic Book Lover Database program to do the same with my CBR files.





    That is impressive. I still wonder what you do in countries outside the US. If iBook App is available only in US, how do you read the ePub books you already own using the iPad?
  • Reply 66 of 70
    techstudtechstud Posts: 124member
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    Why would you be hoping for a certain book on it if you weren't buying it? You're weird.



    Maybe because it's- "free" and I want to read it.

    What's weird about that? \
  • Reply 67 of 70
    allblueallblue Posts: 393member
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    Certainly like internet blogs - you have to be discriminating about where you source your content. Perhap Apple will have an independent section which will allow voting and commentary about indie books and authors... wait! Don't they do that in the iTunes Store already???



    Is that sarcasm? Not sure. My point here is that the two mediums are different. The bar is higher for music because more people can write than can play an instrument, and I would say more people have pretensions to be an author than to be a musician. Also you can usually tell as soon as ten or fifteen seconds into a track if it's no good or not to your taste, but it would take longer to read into a book to form the same opinion. Admittedly that is how it works to some extent in publishing already, which is why you tend to find explosions and dramatic events on page one of most pot-boilers, but if anyone could put anything in the store and call it 'a book' Apple will have to keep building data centres because they will keep filling up! Faced with 100,000 sci-fi titles by unknown authors where would you begin?



    I think there would have to be some filtering mechanism specific to books, not for any nefarious reason but just to make the self-published section of the bookstore workable.
  • Reply 68 of 70
    chronsterchronster Posts: 1,894member
    I think this is cool. Nothing wrong with reading (unless it's Sarah Palin's book.)
  • Reply 69 of 70
    irelandireland Posts: 17,780member
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    Maybe because it's- "free" and I want to read it.

    What's weird about that? \



    Thank our lucky stars you are banned. I've never one person talk so much crap in my life.
  • Reply 70 of 70
    chronsterchronster Posts: 1,894member
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    Thank our lucky stars you are banned. I've never one person talk so much crap in my life.



    wtf? Dude wanted his favorite book to be free. That's talking crap?



    BTW, I heard it's absolutely impossible to bypass a ban.
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