March 1 kicked off Read an E-book Week. The Week was officially recognized by Chase Calendar of Events in 2004. Of course, the purpose is make readers aware of the potential of e-reading. I was one of the purest. I just couldn’t imagine reading electrons rather than pages. I was Read More ….
On her blog, The Writer’s Guide to Epublishing, D. D. Scott offers this advice in her Beginner’s To-do List: “Decide for yourself, based on your own skill levels, whether or not you’ll be doing your Format and Cover Design.” (sic) (emphasis added) I absolutely agree that each writer must make Read More ….
A question about 3D objects in EPUB3 books came up on a list I follow. Since the discussion was interesting, I decided to take a look at the possibilities. From my research, I see this as a huge possibility in technical manuals and textbooks. Three-D objects that can be rotated Read More ….
A notice came over Google+ from an author that his book was now ready and he wanted feedback. The first problem for me as a book reviewer was no offer to give the book to reviewers.I don’t limit my reviews to free books, but it always helps push me to Read More ….
Unlike print books, e-books aren’t based on pages. It is one long flowing document. The reading device and user preferences determine the “pages” as the book is viewed. For this reason, page numbers and headers/footers aren’t used in an e-book. There’s no way for the e-reader to know where to Read More ….
Consider the reader As writers we know that we need to be aware of our audience. This idea, though, is a little different for e-publishing. Our e-books are going to a different medium, a different reading experience. Our audience will have different needs other than just the content. Jonathan Wondrusch Read More ….
Write A Good Book I know for most of us, that sounds like a no-brainer. After all, we’re writers and editors byprofession. Have you seen those ads for “Write an E-book in An Hour”? Have you seen those e-books? (One example can be found at bybloggers.com as a premium for signing Read More ….
I’m not going to head off into some a chicken and egg philosophy discussion. I am going to open this up for discussion: Where do you begin your e-book adventure? Too often, I think, we writers believe there are two ingredients for success. I’ll not define success because we all have Read More ….