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April 2nd, 2011

Is 19 eBook Formats 18 Too Many?

Which ebook formats do we really need? By “need” I’m thinking only about consumer needs, not what the vendors want. * I think the only ones we need today are: 1. ePub – Not because it’s any good, but because it’s an industry standard, not just one vendor’s idea. 2. PDF – Because there’s already…

February 23rd, 2011

Shh! eBooks and the Quiet Conspiracy against Public Libraries

Last evening I wrote to a colleague who runs a regional association of trade book publishers. I thought I would share the letter: Hi xxx, I thought of you when I read this just now in today’s Wall Street Journal: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703529004576160421561955208.html I think it’s a very good article just because it presents the unvarnished truth…

November 11th, 2010

Cooking with the New York Times

A sign of the times, as it were: three of the most popular stories on the New York Times site this morning are about cooking. OK, we’re all planning our Thanksgiving feasts to be held two weeks from today. But isn’t there anything more important? Oh, yeah, there’s a story about the rapper Shyne, “the…