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Oct
18
2013
latest book reads
Aug
12
2013
latest book reads
May
22
2013
kobo browsing and searching

When browsing through bookstore, i stay sometimes on a book and read the preview.
When i am impressed about the book or the author, i want to read more books from the same author.

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When clicking on the author’s name, sadly nothing happens.
When clicking on the book’s title, it shows me the books title (not useful)

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When searching the Author’s name in the bookstore search, i have to memorize the name from the preview

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and after that …. i have to research through 200 results !

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WHAT i (and i hope all the other) would like to do:

Click on the Author’s name on the preview and then see all the books he have written!
Like i do on the online kobo bookstore search !

Tag(s): kobo
Feb
13
2013
Kobo Glo - prons and cons

an ongoing list for prons & cons

people usually start with prons - but a con maybe a deal breaker.

Cons:

  • You HAVE to sign/create an account on Kobo site or login with your facebook account.
  • There is no file browsing - library of books is just a find on supported format files
  • Havent found a bookmark work around
  • good UX but needs work

Why the above are cons:

I dont have a FB account !
I dont want to “give” my email to kobo site.
If i dont to that - i cant use my hardware (this is wrong in so many ways).

I use my computer to create folders and organize my ebooks. I wanted shelves to be related to folders.
I have 100 books (at this moment) and i need to manually create kobo shelves or search to find an ebook that i have already organized it my folder.

bookmarks - i want to borrow my kobo to a friend to read a book (like i do in real life) when i am at work or on dentist.
He/she can read the book but will mess with my reading stats. I worked around this - using an annotation.
But it could be great to have bookmarks support.

Pros:

  • Fast rendering
  • github account: kobolabs
  • touch screen - only two buttons: backlit and sleep/power off/on
  • you can configure margins and line spacing
  • you can add your own fonts
  • pdf are readable !
  • Can follow url links on epub format (useful)
  • wifi - web browser
  • has a good concept of gamification with awards and facebook (not related with me - but i appreciate the effort)
  • chess/sudoko and sketch pad (extras)
  • you can add notes (annotations - work around for bookmarking)
  • dictionaries & translation dictionaries
  • you can add bookmarks by touching the right upper corner

Annotations are powerful with this kobo.

Tag(s): kobo glo
Feb
09
2013
Kobo Glo - Fonts

Starting a new category!

I’ve recently bought an ebook reader: Kobo Glo

Here are a picture:

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Project Fonts

I wanted to add some opensource fonts.

So i’ve gathered my ttf fonts to a folder and attached my Kobo Glo to my ArchLinux Box

Copied to Kobo Glo

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and after that reboot my ebook reader

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