Posts Tagged ‘Books

25
Oct
09

Amazon Kindle 2

For all the book lovers, here is Amazon’s newest e-book reader, Kindle 2 now available in India.

On October 7, 2009, Amazon announced an international version of the Kindle 2 that will work in over 100 countries, available October 19, 2009 for $259. The international Kindle 2 is physically very similar to the U.S.-only model although it uses a different mobile network standard. The original Kindle 2 uses the Sprint network while the international version uses AT&T’s U.S. mobile network and roams on 3G, EDGE, and GSM networks in other countries. On October 22, Amazon lowered the price on the international version to $259 from $279 and ceased selling the U.S.-only model.

The Kindle 2 features 16-level grayscale display, improved battery life, 20 percent faster page-refreshing, a text-to-speech option to read the text aloud, and overall thickness reduced from 0.8 to 0.36 inches (9.1 mm). The Kindle 2 has 2 GB of internal memory of which 1.4 GB is user-accessible. Amazon estimates that the Kindle 2 will hold about 1500 non-illustrated books. Unlike the original Kindle, Kindle 2 does not have a slot for SD memory cards.

Visit the Amazon website for more information.

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21
Sep
09

Blurb

A blurb is a short summary or some words of praise accompanying a creative work, usually referring to the words on the back of the book but also commonly seen on DVD and video cases, web portals and news websites.

According to Wiki, a blurb on a book or a film can be any combination of quotes from the work, the author, the publisher, reviewers or fans, a summary of the plot, a biography of the author or simply claims about the importance of the work. Many humorous books and films parody blurbs that deliver exaggerated praise by unlikely people and insults disguised as praise.

The word blurb originated in 1907 when American humorist Gelett Burgess’s short 1906 book “Are you a bromide?” was released. The dust jacket promoting the word proclaimed “YES, this is a ‘BLURB’!” and the picture was of a (fictitious) young woman “Miss Belinda Blurb” shown calling out, described as “in the act of blurbing.” The name and term stuck for any publisher’s contents on a book’s back cover, even after the picture was dropped and only the complimentary text remained.




So what’s this blog about?

Another attempt? Well yes. Attempting to figure out another sustainable model (there are some other attempts going on parallel-ly). Well, we have a lot of questions in mind. we read up stuff, we do some research to find answers to these questions. This is an attempt to publish that little 15-20 minute research.
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