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#buch #buecher #lesen #ebook #drm #epub #kobo
Grâce au script que l'un de vous m'a envoyé dans ma #Lootbox, la synchro #NextCloud vers ma liseuse TouchHD fonctionne ! 🤩
C'est génial !
J'ai documenté ça sur mon Wiki:
Après quelques jours d'utilisation, j'ai mis à plat une partie de mon expérience avec la Tea Touch HD Plus: Ce que j'en pense, quelques conseils (Bookerly 😍 !), astuces et bidouilles.
Encore merci à tous pour vos recommandations et astuces !
What happens with books bought in a DRM-locked #eBook store and the store disappears? Your books will disappear as well. That's the fundamental problem of #DRM, for individuals but even more so for our cultural heritage. https://boingboing.net/2019/04/02/burning-libraries.html[l]
Je voulais tous vous remercier.
J'ai acheté hier une Touch HD Plus de Tea, et j'en suis super content.
Elle est vraiment très bien 👍
Même mieux que ce que je pensais (diverses bonnes surprises).
Elle ne lit pas les cbr/cbz/mobi, mais avec Calibre en deux clicks il me les convertit en epub/pdf et transfère dessus, et ça marche nickel. 👍
Donc je peux tout lire.
When this eBook store closes, your books disappear too
It’s a reminder, one I think which needs repeating regularly, of the shift in how we define ownership in the always-online era. In this case it’s about books, but it’s the same with most of your digital purchases - we’re increasingly leasing our minor belongings, which I think means leasing aspects of our memories and even personalities too.https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-47810367
If you can't download it, you don't own it. If it's not in an openly documented format, you don't own it. If it requires a proprietary application, or proprietary code to read/watch/listen/view, you don't own it.
Credit to Microsoft for recognizing this and refunding the books in this case. Still it does not solve the underlying problem with the model. Only we as consumers can change that, so I guess it's safe to assume there will be no change.
#drm #ebook #ownership #society
Microsoft's closure of its eBook store is a reminder our digital "belongings" rarely belong to us.
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HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19568843
Posted by yawz (karma: 3199)
Post stats: Points: 99 - Comments: 87 - 2019-04-04T02:21:35Z
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Image caption When you buy an eBook, you typically donʼt actually end up owning the book at all
There’s bad news for users of Microsoft’s eBook store: the company is closing it down, and, with it, any books bought through the service will no longer be readable.
To soften the blow, the company has promised to refund any customers who bought books through the store (a clue that there may not have been that many of them, hence the closure. Microsoft did not offer further comment).
But just think about that for a moment. Isn’t it strange? If you’re a Microsoft customer, you paid for those books. They’re yours.
Except, I’m afraid, they’re not, and they never were - when you hand over money for your “book”, what you’re really paying for is access to the book. That access, per the terms and conditions of every major eBook store, can be taken away at any moment.
This is how we’ve been led to this curious situation, where Microsoft’s eBook customers - however few - will see their book collection vanish, just because company executives have decided it’s no longer worth keeping the store running.
It’s a reminder, one I think which needs repeating regularly, of the shift in how we define ownership in the always-online era. In this case it’s about books, but it’s the same with most of your digital purchases - we’re increasingly leasing our minor belongings, which I think means leasing aspects of our memories and even personalities too.
Protecting the food chain
I doubt we’d accept such a scenario in the offline world, with some kind of book bailiff barging through the front door, and emptying your shelves, because a local bookshop has closed down.
But online, that’s the status quo we’ve created. Or perhaps more accurately, technology companies have made it work that way. Ebook stores from Amazon, Apple, Google, Kobo, Barnes and Noble all follow broadly the same rules. You’re buying a licence to read, not a licence to own.
This means, also, you generally can’t freely give away your book to someone else once you’ve read them. It’s a restriction that, to my mind, goes against one of the true joys of reading - a joy second only to reading itself*.
Ebook stores and publishers will tell you there’s one very big and very valid reason for all this restriction: piracy, both massive and casual. Books sold on most eBook stores (but not all) come loaded with digital rights management software - DRM - which makes sure the copy you are accessing has been bought and paid for properly. It does this by authenticating your file via the servers of the book store in question (or sometimes a company such as Adobe, which acts like a kind of DRM wholesaler).
Publishers and eBook retailers say that while DRM is restrictive, it’s a necessary evil we must put up with if we are to make sure authors, and everyone else in the food chain, get paid. That may well be the case - it’s certainly a view shared by other industries like music and video gaming, where DRM also stops us sharing too widely, and where again you’re often paying for access rather than ownership.
You, the consumer, may be fine with all this right now. But with the 5G boom about to hit, experts will tell you we’re set to see a massive increase in connected devices and appliances, many of which we’ll probably only be able to licence, rather than own.
Taking a book away is, at worst, mean-spirited. But in the future, what if we start to see more consequential belongings in our lives ceasing to operate? Should tech giants reserve the right to take away something we have paid for, just because they’re not making as much money as they’d hoped?
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(*The solution to this, of course, is to just buy a physical copy. But if, like me, your preferred format is reading digitally, I don’t think people should have to buy a book twice in order to pass it on.)
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Immersives #eBook mit Geschichten von H.P. #Lovecraft
Sieht zumindest ganz interessant und schön illustriert aus.
Auch Teil 2 ist derzeit reduziert für 1,99€ statt 3,99€ zu haben. Gleiches gilt anscheinend für den Rest der Collection mit Werken von #Poe, #Dickens etc.
Ich glaube, die Einführung der Textverarbeitungssysteme verleitet die Autoren zum schwafeln. Auch ein George R. R. Martin konnte sich ja mal kurz fassen 😉 (Armageddon Rock - ein geniales Buch!). Der "Erfinder" des Cyberpunk William Gibson nutzt ja angeblich auch immer noch eine Schreibmaschine und keinen Computer 😉.
#ebook #lesen #reading
Bookworm is currently developed for Elementary OS but the roadmap is to make it distro agnostic in the future If you are using Elementary OS then Bookworm is available on Appcenter for installation…
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HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19196489
Posted by Jerry2 (karma: 14398)
Post stats: Points: 141 - Comments: 46 - 2019-02-19T04:02:21Z
#HackerNews #bookworm #ebook #focused #reader #simple
Bookworm is currently developed for Elementary OS but the roadmap is to make it distro agnostic in the future
If you are using Elementary OS then Bookworm is available on Appcenter for installation
Get it on AppCenter
Bookworm is available as a PPA for Ubuntu (16.04 upwards) and other Ubuntu based systems. Open Terminal and run the following comands for installation
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bookworm-team/bookworm
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install com.github.babluboy.bookworm
In case of issues related to missing libgranite package, add the Elementary PPA as shown below and re-try. The Elementary PPA can be removed after Bookworm is installed.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:elementary-os/stable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install com.github.babluboy.bookworm
Use this link to install Bookworm on openSUSE
openSUSE package for Bookworm
If you have Flatpak on your system, then install Bookworm as a Flatpak application by running the following command in terminal
flatpak install --from https://flathub.org/repo/appstream/com.github.babluboy.bookworm.flatpakref
If you want to build Bookworm from source on GitHub from the latest code base, then ensure the following binaries are installed
Ensure the following build dependencies are installed
Then execute the following commands (in your home dir) to build Bookworm
git clone https://github.com/babluboy/bookworm.git
meson build --prefix=/usr
Then execute the following commands to install Bookworm
sudo ninja install
If you want to build Bookworm from source on Fedora, the same build commands are required but some of the libraries are named different
sudo dnf install gtk3-devel libgee-devel granite-devel
sudo dnf install webkitgtk4-devel sqlite-devel poppler-glib-devel html2text curl
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American Boy 1936 Issue 02, Pdf 43 pages. The American Boy was a monthly magazine published by The Sprague Publishing Co. of Detroit, Michigan from November 1899 to August 1941 At the time it was the largest magazine for boys, with a circulation of 300,000 and it featured action stories and advertising for the young boy. #vintage #magazine #ebook Read or get it here: https://my.pcloud.com/publink/show?code=XZu3tl7ZUD1QGKKGpcRyiRQRJ3VdXbSK0eCV
El 8 de noviembre, se publicó el libro de 134 páginas. Esta disponible de forma gratuita online e irá poco a poco ampliando los contenidos.
A partir de mediados de 2019, tendremos mensualmente contenido nuevo.
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