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New Digs

November 3, 2010 3 comments

So we’ve been busy bees here at Unbound Books. As of Monday we have successfully moved into our new office space in the Tannery at the Communitech Hub. The office space is amazing with a lot of great facilities that we are hoping to take full advantage of in the upcoming month (and there’s some free coffee to keep us chuggin’ on those late nights).

I thought that I would show you a couple of pictures of us at the oh-so important office. The following picture sizes are based off of company importance.

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Naman (far left), Adam (centre), Sam (far right)

Thanks for the read,

Sam

[04/11/2010 – Order of importance fixed – Naman]

If you can code, come work for this UW startup

October 13, 2010 Leave a comment

Hi there,

So its been a good 6 months since we first decided on this idea of a cloud based e-book service. We met, we fought, we cried (well…) and built a business model around the idea. Its been a good ride, but the ride is just starting.

Now we are at a point where 2 developers just aren’t enough. We need more coders and designers to come join us and help us take this to the next level. Thats where you come in.

Come join us.

We need people who want to hack together an iPad app, an Android app, a Blackberry app, and a JavaScript (or Flash) app. By the way, the server is in Java and Ruby.

Don’t worry if you are a student with too much homework. If you want to be part of this startup, just email me. I will personally work with you and your schedule to accommodate your workload into the scheme of things. Same goes for working remotely.

OK, now I need to get back to coding.

-Naman

naman @ unboundbooks.ca

Favourite Genre

So at UnBounds we have been discussing our favourite genre of books amongst ourselves, and are curious as to what other people really enjoy reading. So I wanted to open it up to everyone and see if we can’t get some feedback from our readers! For those interested I picked mystery.

Thanks!

Sam

Categories: e-books, startup, tech

Why would YOU pick UnBound?

June 12, 2010 2 comments

With the selling of books having been around for a while (little known fact: The second thing Gutenberg invented was the mail-order catalogue) a lot people have been asking us where we fit into the market.

Why would you pick UnBound?

Well for me it’s because we offer the best deal for e-books out there. UnBound means you can get all the fun out of eBooks – but without the fun being taken out of your wallet.

But the other question is what do we offer publishers?

Here in many ways is the real value of UnBound. For we offer publishers not only all the benefits of e-books (no printing, inventory or transportation costs) but with two other real values. First, we offer publishers a beneficial partnership. We don’t want to be like others and demand that publishers drive down their prices to the point of bankruptcy – we just want to put e-books in the hands of readers at a reasonable price.

Second, and most importantly, our website platform allows the capacity to put books in front of readers that they would have never otherwise taken up. At $20 or $30 a pop who can take the risk on some unknown author? With Unbound customers are going to be more willing to try more and different books which mean publishers get more usage of their whole catalogue – not just one or two ‘hit’ books.

So an important question for you, our readers – what do you want to read on UnBound?

New authors? The classics? Anything and everything?

– James

Categories: e-books