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My first e-Reader - you were lovely but far from perfect!

Posted by Yvonne Barlow on Wednesday, February 12, 2014,
I have a soft spot for the Sony e-Reader and was sorry to hear that Sony are giving up on their Reader Store. Their e-reader hit the digital shelves long before any Kindle, and it broke new ground - it's cover made the device look and feel like a book, there was no back light to irritate the eyes and book marking was easy. Everything about it felt comfortable - until you tried to buy an e-book! Then the process became complicated as the newly purchased ePub landed on our laptop, and we strugg...
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Underground by Gayle O'Brien - a great journey for only 99p

Posted by Yvonne Barlow on Monday, July 30, 2012,
This is our first 99p title and it sounds dreadfully cheap. 
After all, what can you buy for 99p these days? A chocolate bar, a small piece of fruit - but certainly not a cup of tea, a coffee or even a bus ticket!
Yet, 99p for Underground will take you places you have never been - the soft green landscape of the antebellum south where Samantha prepares for her debutante ball, not knowing she'll soon be heading north with two escaped slaves. In a parallel story, we have Annie in the mountains of...
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E-books - the evolution continues

Posted by Yvonne Barlow on Tuesday, July 10, 2012,
Another month and more updates on the evolution of E-books.
Faber Factory have organised a conference to brief members on new aspects of E-publishing.
Many of us are keen to know how the Waterstones-Kindle alliance will play out. Will Waterstones continue to sell ePub books alongside Kindle books? (For the uninitiated, Kindle uses a different e-book formatting programme from the rest of the industry - hence Kindle can only read Kindle books). If Kindle books are sold onto Kindle devices in shop...
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Yvonne Barlow Editor at Hookline Books - where book clubs and readers choose the novels that go to print.