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- The Alex was supposed to launch. I haven’t heard anything since, so I’m assuming it did? New to the game: the Ezy, two from ViewSonic, the Kobo. Now you can get a Nook at Best Buy, Amazon might consider doing something similar with the Kindle. And it looks like, despite some snarking, Google’s going to try and compete with the iPad. Sharp’s got a mind to make 3D ereaders; this is probably the same glasses-free parrallax barrier technology they’re utilizing for Nintendo’s 3DS. I’m not sure how much better Helvetica looks in eye-pooping 3D. Finally, if it becomes a reality, The Page could be huge.
- Apple is supposedly being a bit tricksy when it comes to third-party ereaders apps on the iPad. But then again, iBooks could be good for indie publishing. This Alice ebook app looks neato (If you haven’t read Lewis Carroll’s classics, do so now). If you’re in Israel, it doesn’t much matter, though.
- I enjoyed this article about big P Publishing’s woes. (I have an MFA from Emerson, and I wish I didn’t. They exemplify the watered-down publishing industry at its very base level. Rumor has it, teachers can’t fail even atrocious theses–and they certainly exist. Of those hundred books, I’d bet 92 are babytown frolics.)
- Here’s a sneak preview of this month’s Reviews in Haiku:
- Two videos. First, it looks like Mario on a Kindle would suck:
Then, Karl Rove flees from a protest of his Courage and Consequences book tour (no joke about the title needed):