Book Notes

Review: How to Archive Family Photos

How to Archive Family Photos cover

One frequently heard comment about a great book is, “I couldn’t put it down.” With Denise Levenick’s How to Archive Family Photos, I was constantly putting it down – and that’s a good thing! This book is so full of practical ways to manage your photo collection that you will want to stop and put them to work right away.

Problems With Google Play Books

If you have an Android device and are using Google Play Books to purchase books, you may want to check out this article at Ink, Bits & Pixels. Nate Hoffelder is concerned that a number of these books are loaded with malware that can hack your computer or device.

Kindle Unlimited

Amazon just announced Kindle Unlimited – a subscription service for Kindle books. For $9.99 a month you can read as many Unlimited books as you want for as long as you want. You don’t have to check the first one in before you can check another out. And, if there’s an Audible version of the…

There’s a guide for that!

I just stumbled onto a fabulous resource – the free ebooks at makeuseof.com. Here you’ll find guides for family research, online publishing, photoblogging, online meetings, Windows 8, Scrivener, Evernote, Markdown and dozens more. You can read them online or download them as either PDF of ePub files. I’ve downloaded the tumblr, Markdown and Scrivener guides…

Found on Scribd: Evernote @ Work

This book is a great read – even if you aren’t using Evernote at work. And, it’s included in Scribd’s subscription service (all you can read for $8.99/month). As you can see in the background, the Evernote for Dummies book is also available. That’s not all. Scribd just updated its reading apps to include highlights…

Photos – an iOS Guide

If you are an iPhone/iPad owner and are fascinated with the photography potential these two devices offer, then you need a copy of Photos by Tom Rudderham [iBooks – $8.99]. This book is gorgeous, inspiring and full of great information. It focuses on the Camera, Photos and iPhoto apps on both the iPhone and iPad,…

Scribd Subscription Update

Scribd released an infographic yesterday showing they now have 300,000 titles in their subscription service. That’s second only to Kindle’s Online Lending Library (part of Amazon Prime). For $8.95 a month, you have full access to books from HarperCollins, Kensington, Red Wheel/Weiser, Rosetta Books, Sourcebooks, and Workman along with independent titles from Smashwords. And, you can…

Paperless

Now this is an awesome example of what ebooks are capable of achieving. I just updated my copy of David Sparks’ book Paperless [iBooks – $9.99, PDF – $10.00] . . . again! This is version 1.4 and it includes new information about apps which have received significant updates as well as new cloud storage…

Details of the Smashwords/Scribd Deal

If you are publishing – or considering publishing – your family stories using Smashwords, here’s even more incentive for you. Smashwords and Scribd have just announced a distribution agreement which gives your books access to both Scribd’s bookstore and Scribd’s subscription service. And as an extra bonus, if you opt in to this agreement before…

Found on Scribd: Getting Started Guide for Snagit

TechSmith – the developers of Snagit, Camtasia and a number of other apps – have taken to Scribd to make their user guides available to all. With a free Scribd account, you can read and download these and a number of other publications from a growing number of sources. And, Scribd has readers for both…