Your DIY Kindle scanner has arrived… and it’s made of Lego…
This might be useful for those with Kindle ereaders, who also use the “higlights” feature: the free Bookcision gives you a file of your “highlights” that you can safely archive on your desktop PC.
If, like me, you have a trillion Instapaper editions lingering as useless ghost files in your Kindle 3′s “Archived Items” folder, it’s annoying that you can only delete them one by one. You need a Bulk Delete option, which Amazon doesn’t provide. Pepa’s Check and Delete to the rescue! It works perfectly, as a simple browser bookmarklet.
A new freeware template for a classic book design in Adobe InDesign CS6.
New statistics on digital tablet use, from a report by the authoritative Pew Internet & American Life Project:
“For the first time, a third (34%) of American adults ages 18 and older own a tablet computer like an iPad, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Google Nexus, or Kindle Fire — almost twice as many as the 18% who owned a tablet a year ago.”
Kindle Worlds has been announced. It’s a special fan-fiction corral, in which fans can publish and profit from works under official licenses. Currently it’s limited to Warner Bros. Alloy Entertainment’s girl titles. But more are promised in the future.
New research from the UK’s National Literacy Trust. They surveyed 34,910 young people aged eight to 16, and found…
* 39% of young people read daily using electronic devices including tablets and eReaders.
* Nearly all young people have access to a computer at home, and 4 out of 10 now own a tablet or a smartphone.
* 3 in 10 young people do not have a desk of their own.
* Screen reading is not always pleasant for long-form reading. Those who read only on-screen are three times less likely to “enjoy reading very much”.
A new WordPress plugin for your blog, Send to Kindle…
“The Send to Kindle Button lets readers enjoy your blog anytime, everywhere on their Kindle devices and free reading apps.”
There’s an interesting BBC Radio 4 documentary on the history of audio books, currently available on “Listen Again”.
Wikipedia has enabled a new ePub format ebook export option.