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MobileRead Week in Review: 01/14 - 01/21

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 11:00:00 GMT

Another week, another steady stream of e-book goodness here on MobileRead. Our authentic roundup of what's been going on: *E-Book General - News* * [Leak/Rumour] Windows Store to sell ebooks (again)? (https://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=282760) *E-Book General - Reading Recommendations* * February 2017 Book Club Nominations (https://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=282817) *Miscellaneous - Announcements* * Literary Book Club (https://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=282788)



MobileRead February 2017 Book Club Nominations

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 03:28:23 GMT

http://s.mobileread.com/upload/news/2017-01/Mystery_Scene_of_the_Crime.pngHelp us select the book that the MobileRead Book Club will read for February, 2017. The nominations will run through midnight EST January 26 or until 10 books have made the list. The poll will then be posted and will remain open for five days. The book selection category for February is: *Mystery*. In order for a book to be included in the poll it needs THREE NOMINATIONS (original nomination, a second and a third). How Does This Work? The Mobile Read Book Club (MRBC) is an informal club that requires nothing of you. Each month a book is selected by polling. On the last week of that month a discussion thread is started for the book. If you want to participate feel free. There is no need to "join" or sign up. All are welcome. How Does a Book Get Selected? Each book that is nominated will be listed in a poll at the end of the nomination period. The book that polls the most votes will be the official selection. How Many Nominations Can I Make? Each participant has 3 nominations. You can nominate a new book for consideration or nominate (second, third) one that has already been nominated by another person. How Do I Nominate a Book? Please just post a message with your nomination. If you are the FIRST to nominate a book, please try to provide an abstract to the book so others may consider their level of interest. How Do I Know What Has Been Nominated? Just follow the thread. This message will be updated with the status of the nominations as often as I can. If one is missed, please just post a message with a multi-quote of the 3 nominations and it will be added to the list ASAP. When is the Poll? The poll thread will open at the end of the nomination period, or once there have been 10 books with 3 nominations each. At that time a link to the initial poll thread will be posted here and this thread will be closed. The floor is open to nominations. Please comment if you discover a nomination is not available as an ebook in your area. *Official choices with three nominations each:* *(1) Moon Over Soho* by Ben Aaronovitch Goodreads (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11101331-moon-over-soho) | Overdrive (https://www.overdrive.com/search?q=moon+over+soho) Print Length: 396 pages The song. That’s what London constable and sorcerer’s apprentice Peter Grant first notices when he examines the corpse of Cyrus Wilkins, part-time jazz drummer and full-time accountant, who dropped dead of a heart attack while playing a gig at Soho’s 606 Club. The notes of the old jazz standard are rising from the body—a sure sign that something about the man’s death was not at all natural but instead supernatural. Body and soul—they’re also what Peter will risk as he investigates a pattern of similar deaths in and around Soho. With the help of his superior officer, Detective Chief Inspector Thomas Nightingale, the last registered wizard in England, and the assistance of beautiful jazz aficionado Simone Fitzwilliam, Peter will uncover a deadly magical menace—one that leads right to his own doorstep and to the squandered promise of a young jazz musician: a talented trumpet player named Richard “Lord” Grant—otherwise known as Peter’s dear old dad. *(2) Artists in Crime* by Ngaio Marsh Goodreads (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/280865.Artists_in_Crime) | Amazon Ca (https://www.amazon.ca/Artists-Crime-Ngaio-Marsh-Collection-ebook/dp/B002RI90UE/?tag=mr022-20) / Amazon Ca (3 Book Collection) (https://www.amazon.ca/Inspector-Alleyn-3-Book-Collection-Ecstasy-ebook/dp/B00D0VYEB2?tag=mr022-20) / Amazon US (https://www.amazon.com/Artists-Crime-Inspector-Roderick-Inspectr-ebook/dp/B00BI8CE6Q?tag=mr060-20) / Audible (http://www.audible.com/pd/Mysteries-Thrillers/Artists-in-Crime-Audiobook/B002V1LATG) / Kobo Ca (https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/ebook/inspector-alleyn-3-book-collection-2-death-in-ecstasy-vintage-murder-artists-in-crime) / OverDrive (https://www.overdrive.com/media/269644/[...]



Literary Book Club

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 03:21:27 GMT

http://s.mobileread.com/upload/news/2017-01/Literary_Club.jpgDid you know that MobileRead has a Literary Book Club? We are a small but active Club, now some five and a half years old, but because of the way life keeps on interfering with reading time, our numbers have been reducing in recent months. We would very much like to see some new members join us, and of course would be delighted to see former members who are able to join in our activities again. You can find us under Reading Recommendations/Book Clubs. For January 2017 we are reading "Nora Webster" by Colm Tóibín. Do please feel free to join in the discussion.



[Leak/Rumour] Windows Store to sell ebooks (again)?

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 23:05:30 GMT

http://s.mobileread.com/upload/news/2017-01/windows-store-logo.pngSpeculation is that the addition of ePub support to Edge browser (still only in preview build I think?) has paved the way for this. http://www.pcworld.com/article/3158584/windows/leaked-windows-10-build-shows-microsoft-filling-a-major-content-hole-ebooks.html http://www.techradar.com/news/windows-10-store-will-start-selling-e-books-soon-leak-suggests Wonder if Edge offers (or will offer) offline mode for this content (as Kindle Cloud Reader does). I am not willing to install preview build of Windows 10 to find out, however. I just removed preview build from my Windows 10 Phone as half the apps I wanted to use stopped working...



MobileRead Week in Review: 12/31 - 01/07

Sat, 07 Jan 2017 11:00:04 GMT

Gosh we've talked a lot this week. Here's your weekly round up of MobileRead's events. *E-Book General - News* * Dasung releasing eReader in 2017 (http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=282237) * Kobo Is Going To Purchase Tolino Back End Assets (http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=282324) * NVDA (NonVisual Desktop Access) and Kindle for PC 1.19 (http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=282412)