January 19th, 2012
At first I thought we should blame ourselves for getting our knickers all in a knot when the rumors started circulating that Steve Jobs’ deadly forces of disruption, honoring his dying wishes, had turned their sights on textbooks. But don’t we frighten easily! Then I felt angry at Apple.
December 1st, 2011
The Guardian in the U.K. has asked me to participate in an online chat at 12-2pm GMT (7-9 am EST) this Friday, December 2nd, for an insider’s guide to self-publishing. The focus is on academics and researchers as the chat comes via Guardian Professional’s Higher Education Network. Key issues differ between academic publishing and trade…
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…
June 9th, 2011
Here, after a pause that refreshed, a BEA (Book Expo America) wrap-up: What a great week it was.
May 23rd, 2011
I’m in New York at the sold out IDPF 2011 Digital Book conference run by the International Digital Publishing Forum. What a day it has been! The big news of course is the “release” ((It’s actually the “Proposed Specification for final member and public review” — it’s been approved by the 100-member working committee, but…