The public build is now on the App Store as Paperback Manga Reader!
The version on the app store is slightly more stable than the one that can be sideloaded on AltStore, and you no longer have to refresh! Expect updates within the next week for better stability as we prepare for a beta->public transition this month.
##DISCLAIMER THIS BUILD WILL NOT BE COMPATIBLE WITH THE PATREON BETA ON TESTFLIGHT OR CURRENTLY SIDELOADED PUBLIC BUILDS
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2. Sources when? Available in beta TestFlight builds for patreons. Will be appearing in public most likely the end of July.
3. Are there downloads? Available in beta TestFlight builds for patreons. Will be appearing in public most likely the end of July.
4. Is X feature coming? Probably, most major features like multiple sources, downloading, backups, notifications, etc. will be coming soon. Alot of featu... keep reading on reddit ➡
For anyone not on Discord, as of today, Paperback now has an Apple Developer account thanks to Sirus. The first TestFlight builds will be able to be dropped sometime in the coming 2 weeks!
The caveats to this bit of good news is that TestFlight
will might only be available to the 5$ tier (Supporter+) of Patrons and the development of the public release schedule will have to be pushed back into July. TestFlight will take priority development time until we can get through the manual review.
For anyone thinking of upgrading to Supporter+, we would advise you to wait until the end of the month since there lies a chance that the build could get rejected from TestFlight.
EDIT: It seems that our plans to swap TestFlight access to only 5$ patreons might be avoidable, but please stay tuned for more news on that. Plans are tentative this early into development. Public builds are still scheduled to be released sometime in July as we prepare our mo... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hey Reddit, I recently got my Dad into the show and want to get him some of the books for Father's day. I live in the US and I only feel comfortable shopping online at this time due to the pandemic.
I found the core series in paperback on Amazon but they only seem to have the novellas as digital formats. My dad is more of a traditional book reader so I would prefer to get the short stories in paper as well.
Does anyone know where one might be able to purchase the novellas in paperback online? Thank you for your help!
Many of the local bookshops in my area are currently closed due to quarantine. That being said, I have picked up a few paperbacks at the grocery store and pharmacy. To be honest, I had never considered this pre-quarantine and I realize I had been a bit of a “book snob.” I was seriously missing out before! There is something fun and exciting about the cheesiness and melodrama of cheap paperbacks. Anyone else agree?
I just want to express my love of mass market paperbacks. Of all the ways to read a book -- trade paperbacks, Kindle, hardcover -- mass market paperbacks are my favorite. Perhaps this goes back to my childhood (I am middle aged) when my choices were either mass market paperbacks or hardcovers. But there is more to it. I just think they are comfortable. And portable. And easily storable. They just feel good in my hand.
My least favorite are hardcovers. They are so big and bulky. I never buy them, and the only time in recent years I have read one is when I check them out of my library.
What does everyone else think?
Paperback, an ad-free Manga reader for iOS has been released to the App Store, it uses MangaDex as the manga source and syncs your MDList across devices.
If you decide to support on Patreon you get the beta version which has custom open-source extensions and downloads which will drop in the public build once they're stable.
Check out the Discord server for support and additional information.
I've been looking at what versions of Tolkien's books I should get, and I came to the History of Middle Earth series. I like the look of the black paperback editions (https://images.app.goo.gl/79KiKSjRqm7iMQAr8), but does anyone know why I can't find a review for them on YouTube?
If TWOW gets released then how much time will it take for the paperback edition to get published?
Fire & Blood released in Nov 2018 and the paperback was supposed to be published this May. What was the trend for the previous books in the series?
Hi r/Frugal! I'm looking to purchase used paperback books. I need to purchase, so a library is out. The condition of the book overall is not super important because pages from the books will be used in an art class. I do need to be able to get specific books, but they can have the covers ripped off, or be in somewhat bad condition.
The online booksellers I've looked at so far are still charging anywhere from $5-$10 per book.
The CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED MangaDex reader, Paperback, is now officially on the App Store. Some say it trumps even the leading Badroid app called something-or-other-yomi.
Jokes aside, Paperback, an ad-free MangaDex reader for iOS with a decent UI is now available for download on the App Store, check it out.
If you decide to support on Patreon you get the beta version which has
even more bugs custom open-source extensions.
Will the trade paperback edition of Rhythm of War be released at the same time as the hardcover in November (North America edition)? I’ve been looking to preorder it to match my current SA collection but can only find hardcover options
I published a book a few years ago with a local publisher. But the company turned out to be really bad. They didn't help me and haven't paid up anything. I've asked them to end the publishing contract but they don't respond properly. Hence, I'm planning to republish on Kindle with a different title, cover and author name. Do I need their permission to do that? In the contract they've mentioned that the copyright is with the author. But there's a point saying that to publish the same manuscript elsewhere, I need written permission.
Problem is, if I ask for a written permission, they might ask for a share. And I don't want anything to do with them now. Please advise.
Can't wait to get my hands on an actual, physical copy. Or a bunch of copies, so I can start handing them out.
I'm also thinking about getting the Space and Horror toolkits. Have you tried them? Do you like them?
I promised myself I wouldn't go on an Evil Hat shopping spree, because I already have more Fate stuff than I can possibly use, but I feel a little, um, compelled...
Well, if I buy too much, let's just call it Success At A Cost. ; )
[Longtime Zelazny fan but first time r/Amber poster - please be gentle with me!]
A number of people have been posting the covers of their Amber book collections and so I thought that I would post a photo of the editions that drew me into the world of Amber. Dating from the mid-1980s, these were UK paperback editions, published by Sphere (which in the 1970s and 80s was republishing a lot of American science fiction and fantasy novels).
Whoever created the artwork for the five books deserves tremendous credit IMHO - I love the archway effect and the space that it creates at the top for the books' titles. You could publish these covers today and they wouldn't look outdated!
I’m nearing the end of the editing process for my first book, a science fiction novel. It’s in Google Docs now, which has been great for collaboration. The book is pretty simple text, with no pictures or tables or complicated stuff. My formatting, however, is not so great. I did format the paragraph indents at least, but there are no section breaks, etc.
I’d like to distribute as an eBook (Amazon, possibly more) and as a paperback (through Amazon, possibly Ingram too).
I own a Mac and have heard great things about Vellum, but $250 seems awfully steep.
For free services, Draft2Digital seems more highly recommended than Reedsy. Does anyone have experience generating an ebook or paperback with one of those?
What do you recommend to create the paperback PDF and the ebook files, respectively?
tl;dr: Wrote a book in Google Docs. Don’t have Word. Need to format into eBook formats + paperback.
I accidentally bought a hardback version of Adam tooze's new book "crashed" and this wouldn't be a problem but the hardback seems to way a tonne and it nears 700 pages. My question as insane as it sounds is, would I be mad for buying it again in paperback form?
The thing is, I can't really hold heavy paperbacks that well and it's spoiling my enjoyment of an otherwise brilliant title :(
Amazon Canada has restocked their inventory for the books! grab em while they last! Currently on sale for $26.09 CAD instead of $39.99.
Why does print format matter so much that each gets its own list? It feels like such a meaningless distinction that I suspect that I'm missing some context.
Mangadex sucks in so many ways. Missing chapters, says manga is completed when it's not, messed up pages, doubled/missing chapters,...
I feel MD is just holding Paperback's potential. 🙄
Obviously these are somewhat rare, but I've read fantasy books of this length, as well as some history or other sort of non-fiction book. I'm starting a roughly 1100 page book soon that I hope to reread in the future and am looking for tips to keep it from being too damaged, particularly the spine.
This would help a ton for borrowing long books too as well as for making sure my books stay in good enough condition to lend or reread. Obviously buying a hardcover is ideal but not always possible for me.
I'm sure its impossible not to crease the spin a little bit, but any tips are appreciated!
Edit: Thank you all, it is a trade paperback I think so that will help me out too
Sometimes I feel like I'm the only person in the world who prefers paperbacks over hardcovers, and was wondering if anyone else ever felt this way?
I get lots of people in the YA community prefer hardcovers due to first editions, limited editions, and the like, but I honestly find them incredibly cumbersome, heavy, and bulky, and the extra expense just isn't worth it to me in the long run.
It also frustrates me to no end when I have to wait a year or more to get a paperback copy of a book I've been waiting to read, and honestly wish publishers would put out both types upon publication.
It's a struggle. Please tell me I'm not alone.
I see photos here and on r/bookporn and r/bookshelf and such of fully completed paperbacks that look immaculate. I, however, have never been able to accomplish this sorcery. No matter what I do, if a book is over ~300 pages or so, the spine will crease. How do you guys do it?
Can't find them anywhere.
Not sure if anyone read the new email from Valancourt Press-- they've been the ones teaming up with Grady Hendrix to reissue paperbacks from the 'Paperbacks From Hell' collection. A couple months ago they announced 'Stage Fright' as their eleventh and likely final book in the series. Not sure if that was a call made based on sales or otherwise. Fortunately, they received enough interest for a couple more forthcoming titles. Really stoked for these, and I'm just glad they're doing more; they've been a real treat to continue receiving and hopefully enough people pick these up that we can see more down the line. :)
Im searching for the mangas with the paperback of jojo part 3.I have almost the full set.I cant find volumes 13,14 though.Perhaps someone that has given up on the collection and can help me out?Or knows anything about a site (except of amazon and ebay where i cant find them).Thank you.
Pics of everything: https://imgur.com/a/rR7UQoe
Hi everyone! I have 10 different trade paperbacks I was asking $5 each for. If you buy just one I ask for an extra $2 for shipping. If you buy two trades or more shipping is free!
Trade Paperbacks for Sale
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I’ve been looking everywhere for a paperback of Dooku: Lost Jedi, and I can’t seem to find one online. Do these books exist? If not it’s ok I will just buy the hardcover, thanks!
Hello, if you've been active on the Discord recently, you should know that Paperback is slowly parsing through some UI designs. We'd like some feedback on them as we push them through their final stages.
Check out the imgur album below and let me know what you think. The names underneath the images on imgur should be enough to identify what the UI is.
Looking for something physical to supplement my learning.
Just discovered that Quareia Apprentice/Initiate/Adept modules are available in paperback/hardback on Amazon. I picked up Apprentice in hardback. I know Quareia is free but it's been way easier working out of a physical book than navigating through a bunch of different PDFs (plus I want to financially support the authors - Quareia is amazing to me). Anyone else buy them?
I'm not sure if I will do the prequel yet (forgotten pages) since it is only 40 pages. Eventually I may offer that one just free online, though amazon contracts make this a little difficult.
Also- I have to create these manually, and I'm not the best at putting them together. If you see an issue with them after you order, contact me so I can fix it and get you a new one.
So, the first deluxe volume for 2019 Transformers has been out since January, and pre-orders are up for volume 2, for an August release. Yet I see no sign of TPB/paperback versions. Any idea why? I find TPBs more comfortable to read.
Im not sure if there is an english translated book of the LNs yet. Ive been wanting to read the rest after i finished the anime. I know there is a version online in english but i'd like to buy the official paperback version if possible. Does anyone know if that's a thing or if it is going to happen. If so where can i get it
I’ve been reading way more lately after I decided to stop gaming during the week and stick to limited tv and reading. I’m finishing up my current fiction novel (the devil rides out) and decided after all the hype I would try house of leaves. Then I was reading about a full color edition. “No problem” I thought, I just ordered the new kindle fire 8, I’ll grab it and read it on there vs my paperwhite. And then I learned that a true digital version doesn’t exist and you really need the actual book. Now that I’m a bit more informed about it, the experience, and the kinds of things to expect, is it worth going for the hardback? Is there any advantage vs the color paperback? It’s a difference of only 15 dollars on amazon so it would be worth it if there is a true difference.
Is there anybody that knows where I can find the trade paperback for memories of ice? And was there any trade paperbacks made with the bantam art?
Hi guys, I was wondering if any of you guys have this edition of TWoK https://www.bookdepository.com/Way-Kings-Brandon-Sanderson/9780765376671?ref=grid-view&qid=1592242290905&sr=1-4. How is the paper? Is the artwork in colour? What are on the inner covers? And finally can you send some images? Thanks in advance,