I first came across the Haikasoru imprint through a StoryBundle I bought earlier this year. It specializes in translations of Japanese sci-fi, and has already published quite a few famous titles, like All You Need Is Kill (that was turned into the film Edge of Tomorrow), as well as Battle Royale and Ico novels. Pictured are three anthologies they’ve released, that were all part of that bundle I got, and which I still need to get around to reading (I’m terribly behind on everything I have to read in my iBooks app).

Books Technology

Kindle iPad App Adds Double Columns

The Kindle app for iPad has just received an update, and it adds a feature I’ve long wanted: When you read in landscape mode, it now shows up as two columns. So far, it’s one of the main reasons I preferred reading books in iBooks, because having two columns like that (or two paperback-like pages) is the width I like to deal with. Reading in portrait mode (for both), I find that the column width is just too wide to make for a comfortable read.