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  •  It is and it isn't (7+ / 0-)

    Kindle ebooks are like PDFs, but they're in a special copy protected format from Amazon. The reader is like a computer, but it's specialized for ebooks instead of general use. The e-paper display uses much less power than an LCD, and the battery life is something like 10 times longer than a laptop.

    If unpublished authors just wanted to give away their works for free, there's nothing stopping them from releasing in a DRM-free format under a Creative Commons license.

    •  But if someone wants to distribute (5+ / 0-)

      a book via Kindle,  is the ebook format itself somehow protected, and you can only distribute a messy version?

      I'm interested because my agent sent a project to a bunch of editors who read everything on Kindle these days--but my project depends on various fonts and margins and stuff, and my impression is that it looked pretty horrific once Kindlefied.

      "After two years of episodic fits and starts, I finally got past the first three paragraphs."

      by GussieFN on Thu Jul 02, 2009 at 05:53:13 PM PDT

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