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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 8:01 pm 
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The Myst reader s now on ibooks, kindle, and nook!

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 11:40 pm 
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Awesome! Looks like the requesting paid off!

All three of those brands have eBook readers for iPhone, I wonder which is the best, or which format is the most open if I want to read it in different readers

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 11:49 pm 
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now i request audiobook
(oh and i have a *crazy* theory that Robyn released the ebook without cyan's approvaal)

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 12:05 am 
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More likely it was the book's publisher, Hyperion

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Maybe I can snag this for NookStudy for my laptop...

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Thanks for the heads up! I bought it a little while ago for my iPad! :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 8:06 pm 
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It is always the publisher that releases this stuff to the ebook markets. Never the author.

(I mean, not *always* -- there are always weird cases -- but as a general rule, the publisher manages these things. If you ask an author when his book is coming out for Kindle/iPad/whatever, 95% of the time he'll answer, "Beats me! Ask my publisher. Let me know if you get an answer.")

As for formats, none of those three platforms is open in any useful sense. If you look around, you can find let's-not-discuss-it-here tools for Kindle purchases. I haven't seen the equivalent for Nook or iBooks yet.

(I will be narfing the books for my iPad later tonight...)

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 06, 2010 2:14 am 
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The nice thing is that all three stores/apps let you preview the book, so I was able to make an informed decision. iBooks has a really nice look and interface, with virtual pages that flip realistically, but both iBooks and Nook have mildly obnoxious load times on my 2g iPod Touch, so I bought it for the Kindle reader, which has very quick loading. If I had a more powerful device I'd probably have gone with iBooks. Nook reader was pretty unremarkable, although it was nice that you could totally customize your color scheme. All 3 apps do let you customize your font size and choose from at least a few different color schemes, and all 3 offer a decent sepia-toned scheme, although only iBooks displayed the little grayscale subchapter icons properly against a colored background:

Screenshots, for the heck of it:
(possible book spoilers? Don't look too hard at the words if you haven't read them yet, but these are all from either the prologue of the Book of Atrus or from the beginning of the Book of Ti'ana, I just screencapped the first break icon)

Kindle Reader: http://puu.sh/gnU

nook reader: http://puu.sh/gnV

iBooks: http://puu.sh/gnX

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 06, 2010 2:47 am 
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seeing these, i'm glad i chose ibooks.

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I can't find it in the iBooks store... :?


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If you have the iBooks app (which I believe was free) it come right up when you search Myst Reader

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I can't find it in the iBooks store... :?


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 9:40 pm 
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http://img836.imageshack.us/img836/1651/imagejh.jpg

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Hm. Try searching just for "Myst". There are a lot of matches, but this one was first.

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Try The Myst Reader I just found it using that


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The Myst Reader:
http://img251.imageshack.us/img251/6642/imagedus.jpg

Myst:
http://img638.imageshack.us/img638/6805/imagewki.jpg
I went through all results. None are relevant.

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