May 1, 2015

Random Articles - RAW 150501




Hi all and here we go for another end of week round up.  I've complied some random articled from across the web.  

I really enjoyed the video in the first link. Even though it was all in Japanese, I loved the way the old book was treated.  It was an amazing transformation, however I wonder if it lost some of its character in the process.  

Anyway, enjoy looking through these articles with your favourite beverage.  Tomorrow, I'm having whatever my wife makes for me... I'm guessing it will be a cafe latte.  

  • The Old And Torn Book Restored To Look Like Brand New (video)
  • The Little Publisher that Could
  • Green Party confusion on copyright message
  • Why are Indie Bookstores on the Decline in the UK But Having a Revival in the US?
  • KDeasy Wants to be a Fool-Proof Calibre Alternative Which Only Works With Kindles
  • Introducing the Waterstones Watch (video)
  • Magic molecules


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The Old And Torn Book Restored To Look Like Brand New (video)


ebookfriendly.com - Okano Nobuo is a Japanese craftsman who for the past 33 years has been restoring old books to the condition they looked like being just purchased in the bookstore. Read / watch more...




The Little Publisher that Could


faithlit.wordpress.com - It seemed just like any other e-mail that I had received from customers in the past. This particular person wanted to order a larger than normal quantity of books and they needed to confirm some details about their purchase. Read more...





Green Party confusion on copyright message


thebookseller.com - Conflicting messages have been issued on the Green Party's copyright policy, after an uproar among authors over its proposal to limit copyright to just 14 years. Read more...






Why are Indie Bookstores on the Decline in the UK But Having a Revival in the US?


Ink, Bits, and Pixels - With the number of indie bookstores in the US growing every year, no one can argue that they are on the rise. B&N may be closing stores left, right, and center, but indies are doing great. That is why I found myself deeply confused, Read more...





KDeasy Wants to be a Fool-Proof Calibre Alternative Which Only Works With Kindles


Ink, Bits, and Pixels -  For as long as I've been into ebooks, calibre (and its predecessor, libPRS500) was always the goto app for managing my ebook library, so much so that I've never really looked at alternatives.  Read more...


Introducing the Waterstones Watch (video)


Ink, Bits, and Pixels -  Just about every tech company short of Amazon has released a smartwatch, and now we have retailers getting into the market. On Friday, the UK bookseller Waterstones unveiled its surprise entrant into the wearables market. The Waterstones Watch features a unique hardware design with a high resolution display which looks just like paper. Read more...




Magic molecules



technologist.eu - Hundreds of volatile compounds give new and old books their distinctive and bewitching smells.  Read more...







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