January 26, 2009

Needed: Stanza Reader For Palm Pre

Filed under: Groundwork — mikecane @ 12:08 pm

Everyone who is going to buy a Pre, sign up for Twitter and Follow @stanza_reader.

Then, every time you get a tweet from them, reply thusly:


I am determined to launch a campaign to get them to port the Stanza eBook reader to the Palm Pre as their next effort.


Stanza has been downloaded over one million times at the Apple App Store.

It’s the only eBook software for handhelds/smartphones that can read ePub eBooks. ePub is the eBook file format all of the book publishers have standardized on.

(In addition, Stanza — at least for iPhone — can do eReader eBooks too, but my campaign is for ePub capability. eReader would be an extra.)

Stanza is currently looking at other platforms to target:


But I think their wisest choice would be the Pre:

1) They’d likely be the first and only eBook reader at launch

2) Palm helped create a mass-market for eBooks

3) The Pre is likely to sell like crazy at launch (I’m more convinced with each day there will be shortages for weeks, if not months)

Why bother with Android or Blackberry? Android users will simply not approach Pre numbers (sorry, former PalmSource people!). And Blackberry users are already happy playing with all of their email. The Pre is ideal for Stanza.

If you’ve never heard of Stanza before now, check out: Demo Of Stanza eBook Reader For iPhone

Then join the campaign for Stanza For Pre!


1 Comment »

  1. […] I’ve whined about my desire for Stanza to port its eBook reader to the Palm Pre. Stanza can do […]

    Pingback by ePub eBooks On The Palm Pre? « PrePoint — February 9, 2009 @ 3:16 pm | Reply

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