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The SF Gateway to offer out-of-print genre titles as eBooks

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Gollancz, the science fiction and fantasy (SFF) imprint of the Orion Publishing Group, has announced the launch of what it claims will be the world’s largest digital SFF collection. The SF Gateway will make thousands of out-of-print titles by prominent genre authors available as eBooks.

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Best Acrobat keyboard shortcuts — a handy list

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Acrobat is a powerful program with a lot of features. Unfortunately, this can mean that it can also take a little while to find the features that you want via the classic mouse-based approach. To help users get the most out of Acrobat, PDFforLawyers.com’s Ernest Svenson has made a list of his favorite keyboard shortcuts — downloadable as a PDF, of course.

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Reader Extensions: Under the hood

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If a PDF document has Reader Extensions enabled, then certain features that are normally only available in Adobe Acrobat are also available in the free Adobe PDF Reader. These features include saving (form) data locally and applying digital signatures. Frank Rem takes a look ‘under the hood’ to gain a better understanding of how Reader Extensions works.

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A bedtime story of eBook piracy

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So, chances are that if you haven’t had your head buried in the sand, you have probably heard about Go the F**k to Sleep by Adam Mansbach. The provocatively titled, 32-page children’s book for grown-ups is racking up Amazon pre-orders like nobody’s business. The thing is, all of this buzz has reportedly been generated by the spread of a pirated PDF version of the book that went seriously viral.

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Ubiquitous PDF: Script for The Social Network available in PDF

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A 162-page PDF document containing the script for Aaron Sorkin’s The Social Network is available online following a Hollywood leak.

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Ubiquitous PDF: The Crooked Letter now available as a free PDF download

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As reported on BoingBoing, publishing company Pyr has released Sean Williams’ novel, The Crooked Letter, as a free PDF download.

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Ubiquitous PDF: NYT Bestselling author offers work gratis as PDF downloads

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Vocal Creative Commons evangelist Cory Doctorow has been in the news lately, celebrating both his novel’s 4th consecutive list on the New York Times Bestseller List and the release of a new graphic novel based on his short stories.

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Bates-Stamping documents the easy way

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Bates-Stamping documents can be a tricky proposition, but, as outlined in this article by PDFforLawyers.com’s Ernest Svenson, there’s an easier way than going through the effort of doing this manually.

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Ubiquitous PDF: Save the Children Australia’s 2007 Christmas Gift Catalogue

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Christmas is just around the corner, as they say, and the spirit of giving is in the air. If you want to get a jump on your Christmas shopping — and help out some needy kids in the bargain, you might be interested in browsing through Save the Children Australia’s PDF-based 2007 Christmas Gift Catalogue.

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Xplor announces PDF University 2007 for Spring Graphics of the Americas

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Xplor International is hosting its annual Graphics of America exhibition in Miami this spring, and announced this week that in conjunction with the event it will for the first time be organizing a PDF University. The PDF University will run from February 28th to March 3, 2007 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

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