October 21st, 2011
Compare these two statements about two different new-and-improved e-book specifications: “KF8 has over 150 new formatting capabilities including support for HTML5 and CSS3.” “HTML5 is the base language of EPUB3… The new baseline for style sheets is CSS2.1 with some CSS3 features added.” They sure sound similar. The first, published yesterday, describes Amazon’s just announced Kindle Format 8…
October 19th, 2011
Ever since the New York Times discovered that Amazon.com has 122 new books in the works the blogosphere is filled with shrill cries that Amazon as a publisher threatens publishing. Wrong. That’s not the trouble with Amazon – Amazon as a book publisher is neither here nor there.
October 16th, 2011
Reading the New York Times article about the e-book version of Julia Child’s classic Mastering the Art of French Cooking you’d think that a milestone had been reached in the struggle for high-quality e-books. This 1961 book is one of the classics, and the publisher had a tradition to uphold. Cookbooks have not been a…
October 8th, 2011
Ebooks have always had formatting problems. They usually look like they were assembled by a six year old using an Etch A Sketch.
October 4th, 2011
Thinking of the Amazon.com Kindle Fire as an iPad killer doesn’t illuminate the issue of how tablets and e-readers are impacting the future of publishing. Fire is aimed first at Barnes & Noble and its Nooks, and to a much lesser extent, at every other hardware company that thinks it might succeed in the tablet space….