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I’m not sure how many titles are truly new releases, but has anyone noticed that eReader is adding new titles at an amazing rate? I’m gauging this observation on my RSS feed for new eReader releases and I’m getting anywhere from 15 to 30 a day. […]

Ereader_logoI’m not sure how many titles are truly new releases, but has anyone noticed that eReader is adding new titles at an amazing rate? I’m gauging this observation on my RSS feed for new eReader releases and I’m getting anywhere from 15 to 30 a day. This is definitely an improvement over the long haul as I’ve used this RSS feed for well over a year. My guess: if I’m correct and we are seeing a big influx of new releases then it’s likely the direct and positive result of eReader’s purchase by Fictionwise in January.Has anyone else noticed this? Are you using the RSS feed for new releases? Although Amazon has much more of a selection (I’d guess by a 5 to 1 ratio), I’m still sold on eReader due to their simple DRM implementation. Their software was the first third-party application I added to my Samsung Q1 Ultra Premium and I use the program seven-days-a-week.

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  1. From the UMPC angle…
    Don’t know if you had noticed this, but they even have a free OQO eReader Pro version
    http://www.ereader.com/ereader/software/product/24654_pro_OQO.htm

    Don’t know if it works on non-OQO small screen devices, but might worth a look for people with a UMPC. Would love to hear if anyone finds it useful on a non-OQO device.

    Only thing is that it seems to be behind a point release from the main Windows version.

  2. I’m not sure whether they’re getting more new releases or just promoting them better, but I agree with your observation.

    I’m an eReader fan going back to their PeanutPress days, and I’ve always found them to be one of the most responsive, easy-to-deal-with companies on the Internet.

    I was a little nervous when I read about the merger with Fictionwise (I didn’t have nearly as high opinion of them), but I’ve seen some good signs. In addition to the RSS flow, I noticed that the now have a notice on the website that they’re “investigating” software for iPhones and Blackberries. That’s a big shift from just a few months ago when I inquired and they told me they had no plans to support Blackberries in the future.

    (With Slingplayer on the way and eReader “investigating,” my preference for WinMob over Blackberry is getting slimmer and slimmer. If BB ever gets a touchscreen I can take notes on and fixes the reliability thing, I might jump.)

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