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  • Mystery and Crime Lynch, Lawrence L: Out of a Labyrinth. v1. 27 Apr 2015
  • Mystery and Crime Lynch, Lawrence L: Out of a Labyrinth. v1. 27 Apr 2015
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  • Historical Fiction Spronck, Maurice: L'an 330 de la République. French V1. 27 APRIL 2015
  • Spronck, Maurice: L'an 330 de la République. French V1. 27 APRIL 2015
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    eReader playable Android Games

    Hi Everyone,

    I haven't seen any thread about this in the forums and I don't think its crazy to play games on a eReader, I remember playing some games on my first Kindle Keyboard, so why not in a Android based eReader, with so many games avaliable?

    I just bought the Boyue T62+ and I haven't done much testing yet, but I will be adding myself some games as soon as a try them.

    My first (and only) addition to the list is the Lone Wolf Saga app, to play the Lone Wolf Saga gamebooks. The app is amazing and totally playable (I had to use Holo Themer to avoid some white on white problem, but thats all.


    Games
    Lone Wolf Saga - Free (but you can pay to get a bookmarks slots, so you can bookmark your progress at some part of the book in case you die)

     
    Mystery and Crime Lynch, Lawrence L: Out of a Labyrinth. v1. 27 Apr 2015

    LYNCH, LAWRENCE L. Pseudonym of Emma Murdoch Van Deventer: 1853-1914.

    Excerpt
    I had taken every precaution to conceal my identity, and believed myself in a fair way to unveil the mystery that had brought grief and consternation into the midst of those comfortable, easy-going farmers; and I had been spotted at the very outset! I had been first warned, in a gentlemanly but anonymous fashion, to leave the neighborhood, and then, because I did not avail myself of the very first opportunity to decamp, had been shot from behind a hedge!

    NOTE: 37 Illustrations

    Attached Images
     
    Attached Files
    File Type: azw3 Out of a Labyrinth.azw3 (9.21 MB)
    File Type: mobi Out of a Labyrinth.mobi (3.80 MB)

     
    Mystery and Crime Lynch, Lawrence L: Out of a Labyrinth. v1. 27 Apr 2015

    LYNCH, LAWRENCE L. Pseudonym of Emma Murdoch Van Deventer: 1853-1914.

    Excerpt
    I had taken every precaution to conceal my identity, and believed myself in a fair way to unveil the mystery that had brought grief and consternation into the midst of those comfortable, easy-going farmers; and I had been spotted at the very outset! I had been first warned, in a gentlemanly but anonymous fashion, to leave the neighborhood, and then, because I did not avail myself of the very first opportunity to decamp, had been shot from behind a hedge!

    NOTE: 37 Illustrations

    Attached Images
     
    Attached Files
    File Type: epub Out of a Labyrinth.epub (9.16 MB)

     
    Mystery and Crime Lynch, Lawrence L: Out of a Labyrinth. v1. 27 Apr 2015

    LYNCH, LAWRENCE L. Pseudonym of Emma Murdoch Van Deventer: 1853-1914.

    Excerpt
    I had taken every precaution to conceal my identity, and believed myself in a fair way to unveil the mystery that had brought grief and consternation into the midst of those comfortable, easy-going farmers; and I had been spotted at the very outset! I had been first warned, in a gentlemanly but anonymous fashion, to leave the neighborhood, and then, because I did not avail myself of the very first opportunity to decamp, had been shot from behind a hedge!

    NOTE: 37 Illustrations

    Attached Images
     
    Attached Files
    File Type: lrf Out of a Labyrinth.lrf (9.07 MB)

     
    K3 Troubles on my K3. Jailbreak related?

    Hey guys
    I'm having trouble with my K3.
    Symptoms: random freezes on random books or just clicking menus/settings.
    Did factory resets numerous times. Installed recently the latest firmware over wireless. The freezes are random, haven't experienced one yet.
    This started out of the sudden on a large book (I thought it was because of the book). I never dropped or harmed it in any way. The only thing is that i did a jailbreak and installed a custom pdf reader with reflow.
    Therefore my question is:
    1. is it SW or HW related? How can I make sure it is not software, can I reset it removing jailbreak and all the custom stuff?
    ofc if it is HW, I'll bring it to service.
    Thanks for the input in advance!

     
    Battery 912

    I just purchased a new battery from pocketbook.de for my PB912 and now this happens: when I turn on the e-reader they do not start, and show an icon of battery not load. But if I connect the e-reader with a wall adapter, the e-reader start and I see that the battery is 100% and I can use it normally. What is happening to my reader, can anyone help me ?
    Sorry for my bad English. Ciao

     
    Troubleshooting The fonts of the Kindle

    Hallo.

    I got a Kindle 3rd gen (the one like this )

    I need to know in depth the gliphs of the kindle fonts, to know what symbols are available and where in the font table.

    Where I can find the original kindle fonts?

    Thanks.

     
    Preparing fonts for eInk devices

    I have noticed long ago that when I put font files from my typeface library to my Kobo, I usually get terrible results, only few of them work really well, some more work somewhat blurry, rest are terrible.

    After years of using them like this and sticking to some nice ones that work well, I thought something I should have thought of the first time I got my hands on an eInk device: What if their pixel alignment are different? Then of course my typefaces wouldn't work as ACCESS and RMSDK read hinting instructions (I don't know about Kindle at all). Those instructions are prepared for LCD and LED screens after all.

    So, I checked the screen; it appears it is way more than simply being different, it is completely weird: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...56&postcount=3

    It is the same with newer models too.

    Learning this, I told FontForge to render font files with old style kerning (for Kobo's ACCESS) and to discard hinting instructions. All the typefaces that seemed so terrible are as beautiful as they should be now.

    I think most of you would already know this, but there might be some slow people like me who haven't noticed yet, so I thought I should tell you.

     
    Historical Fiction Spronck, Maurice: L'an 330 de la République. French V1. 27 APRIL 2015

    Bonjour

    Ce livre a été publié à Paris en 1894. Son auteur, Maurice Spronck (1861-1921) était un homme politique qui fut élu plusieurs fois député de la Seine.

    Le livre évoque la décadence de l'Europe du futur et son effondrement face à une invasion musulmane.

    Ma source est Gallica.

    Ce post a été motivé par un article du 25 avril 2015 qui a piqué ma curiosité.
    http://www.lepoint.fr/livres/le-houe...1924138_37.php

    Vous trouverez ici sa version EPUB.

     
    Spronck, Maurice: L'an 330 de la République. French V1. 27 APRIL 2015

    Bonjour

    Ce livre a été publié à Paris en 1894. Son auteur, Maurice Spronck (1861-1921) était un homme politique qui fut élu plusieurs fois député de la Seine.

    Le livre évoque la décadence de l'Europe du futur et son effondrement face à une invasion musulmane.

    Ma source est Gallica.

    Ce post a été motivé par un article du 25 avril 2015 qui a piqué ma curiosité.
    http://www.lepoint.fr/livres/le-houe...1924138_37.php

    Vous trouverez ici sa version PDF au format 9×12
    http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...97#post3090897

     
    Failed to embed metadata

    What does mean the following error message when trying to embed metadata?

    Quote:

    calibre, version 2.25.0
    WARNING: Failed for some files: Failed to embed metadata into some book files. Click "Show details" for details.

    The PDF format of Photoshop CS6: Visual QuickStart Guide:

    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File "site-packages\calibre\customize\ui.py", line 365, in set_file_type_metadata
    File "site-packages\calibre\customize\builtins.py", line 502, in set_metadata
    File "site-packages\calibre\ebooks\metadata\pdf.py", line 160, in set_metadata
    File "site-packages\calibre\utils\podofo\__init__.py", line 41, in set_metadata
    Exception: Failed to set PDF metadata: Traceback (most recent call last):
    File "site-packages\calibre\utils\ipc\simple_worker.py", line 274, in main
    File "site-packages\calibre\utils\podofo\__init__.py", line 57, in set_metadata_
    Error: ePdfError_InvalidDataType
    Ebook file has all security permissions.

     
    I'm about to order a Voyage. Question..

    Hi,

    I know that when the Voyage came out, several people had screen issues that had them returning the readers to Amazon. I really like Amazon(emailing books to the kindle and other reasons)and my PW2 has given me great service. I would like to give my PW2 to my youngest child, so I'm looking at the Voyage. Do you think that screen issues have been addressed in the months since the Voyage was introduced? $200 is not small change for me. I have checked Amazon reviews and see that it seems to have many 5 star ratings. I know that Amazon has great CS and I can return it if I don't like it, but I would just like your opinion on the matter.

    Sincerely,

    Penny

     
    Kindle and Kobo

    I have a Kindle Voyage and a Kobo Aura, among others, and I've put my current book on both devices. This isn't one I got from either store so it works well on both. My original idea was to alternate chapters, a chapter on the Voyage and a chapter on the Kobo in an attempt to get past the feeling that whichever device I happen to be using at the moment is the right one and give myself a more realistic comparison.

    I began on the Voyage using a cheap and very light case that I like and at the second chapter I switched to the Kobo, also with a case. Then I took the cases off both of them and read another chapter on each.

    I just can't get away from the fact that the Voyage feels like a quality device. It's screen is considerably better. Even though I have more fine control of the look of the Aura the text never looks as good as the Voyage. The features on the voyage are generally better but that's likely because I know them better, having used a Paperwhite as my primary reader till a few weeks ago.

    The Kobo feels right in my hand and somehow that's as important as all the rest. It just fits. The Voyage is light enough that it's not very rounded edges don't really bother me but I know they're there and they always seem on the verge of being too sharp.

    All the other features on the Kobo are good enough. On the Voyage they're excellent. I've known for a while that the way the device feels in my hand, or maybe more accurately the fact that I don't notice how it feels in my hand, is important to me. I think now I'm beginning to realize just how important it really is.

    Before I began this there was no doubt in my mind that if I could only keep one it would be the Voyage but now I'm beginning to wonder. Well, maybe not because I have so much invested in Kindle books, but this isn't about books or ecosystems; it's about devices. It would really be hard to choose between these two. Of course I'm just 4 chapters in so I guess I can't really be sure yet.

    Barry

     
    Hey There!

    Hi people! I hope y'all are doing fine.
    I've started to read as a hobby since an year or so and today, when I saw this site, I couldn't resist joining it.
    I'm really loving the community here and hope to make very good friends along the ride with you guys.
    Have a good one! :book2:

    REGARDS

     
    Free (nook/Kindle/Kobo/iTunes) 5 titles from Kensington [YA, LGBT, Suspense, Romance]

    Apparently it's time for another batch of 1st-in-series/tie-in introductory titles free courtesy of publisher Kensington, from their eponymous, eKensington, and Lyrical Press imprints.

    This time, we've a broader variety of stuff ranging from short story to full novel-length, with a contemporary Gothic suspense, a YA LGBT coming-of-age story, some more YA coming-of-age in the contemporary dealing-with-substance-abuse-and-loss-issues-with-romantic-elements category, and some regular category romances (including a Vancouver-set hockey sports one) as well. (And a true crime glitch freebie bonus just for iTunes Canada account-holders, it seems).

    These seem to be mostly available in multiple stores and regions worldwide, so hopefully if something catches your interest, you'll be able to pick it up without having to do much in the way of geo-restriction hoop-jumping. As a reminder, most of the previous batch of Kensington romance-oriented freebies are still free in multiple venues as well.

    And this has been the (late!) selected 3rd (non-repeat) free ebook thread of the day.

    Because not only is it nice to see Kensington still keeping up the regular introductory promotions, it's also great to see them expanding the variety available, as well, and I hope they continue to do so. :2thumbsup

    Enjoy!
    1. The Hurt Patrol by Mary McKinley, a tie-in novella to her Rusty Winters series of YA LGBT coming-of-age stories starring the eponymous gay teen, this installment involving his friend Beau's experiences in a scouting group @ B&N (also UK), Amazon (available to Canadians & in the UK), Kobo & Google Play (both available to Canadians). Price-drop-check linkage for iTunes.
    2. Rewind To You by Laura Johnston, a YA contemporary coming-of-age story involving grief-coping and substance abuse issues, if the Amazon categories are accurate, with f/m romantic elements @ B&N (also UK), Amazon (available to Canadians & in the UK), Kobo & iTunes & Google Play (all available to Canadians).
    3. Secrets of Hallstead House by Amy M. Reade, a gothic suspense thriller starring a bereaved private nurse who enters employment with a wealthy widow at the obligatory foreboding isolated island manor where nothing is as it seems… (♪ dun dun dun ♫) @ B&N (also UK), Amazon (available to Canadians & in the UK), Kobo & iTunes & Google Play (all available to Canadians).
    4. His Game, Her Rules by Charlene Groome, 1st in her Warriors series of f/m contemporary sports romances centred around the eponymous fictional Vancouver hockey team (to be clear for non-Canadian Gentle Readers, the city of Vancouver is really real (well, mostly real), but our actual official local hockey team is the Canucks), this installment starring a female skater hired as an interim coach to the team full of alpha males @ B&N (also UK), Amazon (available to Canadians & in the UK), & Google Play (available to Canadians). Price-drop-check linkage for Kobo & iTunes.
    5. Three Little Words by Maggie Wells, an f/m contemporary erotic romance starring two older people who meet at their younger relatives' wedding (and with a presumably happier and less disastrous result than the usual way that weddings involving people surnamed "Stark" usually memetically go) @ B&N (also UK), Amazon (available to Canadians & in the UK), Kobo & iTunes & Google Play (all available to Canadians).
    6. You'll Never Find My Body by Don Lasseter & Ronald E. Bowers, a true crime account of the disappearance and suspected murder of Ann Racz by her husband, and the attempt to build a case against him despite the lack of said body [insert dubious habeas corpses quip here] @ iTunes CA.

     

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