Wednesday, February 17, 2010

News: February 17

How to succeed at marketing the iPad
"This is one of these products that bumps up against the most important issue in new technology: compatibility," according to Rashi Glazer, tech marketing expert at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business. "Is it compatible with what people currently do...will people be willing to change their behavior?"

Norway halts Apple iPad pre-orders
Even though Apple US is not taking orders (and only has a "Notify" button in their shop) it seems resellers overseas are taking pre-orders.
"It's been a crazy interest and demand for Apple's latest creation, iPad," reads the website of Eplehuset (Apple House), a "premium reseller" with stores in Norway and Denmark. "Price and delivery for Europe will be ready in a short time, but in the meantime, we have chosen not to receive more pre-orders for now."
Source: Brainstorm Tech

iPad, EPUB, Apps and Comics, oh My!
How do you get a comic into EPUB format? It's so easy you're going to freak out. Ready? Here goes:
First, get your pages together and in order. Compress them into a .zip file. Change the .zip to .cbz. Get Calibre. Use Calibre to convert the .cbz to EPUB. Done. The conversion literally took me about 2 minutes to run - it even has a setting for converting comic books (not kidding!). No app. No special processing. No nothing. DONE! Calibre even has specific output settings for different devices (Nook, Sony, Kindle, etc, etc). It's a great program and exceptionally easy to use.


Decrypting Adobe Digital Editions 1.7.2 eBooks on Windows
Adobe Digital Editions 1.7.2 tosses a monkey wrench into the procedure for decrypting Adobe eBooks that I described in iPhone: Reading Adobe/EPUB eBooks. Using that procedure as originally described can produce
Error: problem decrypting session key
instead of decrypting an eBook.
First I'll give the remedy, then I'll explain...
Source: Viva eBooks!

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