Why Ebooks?

According to American Publishers Association’s (APA) latest numbers e-book sales are declining, down by 24.9 per cent. The same report shows a declined in hardback sales, but an increase in paperback sales. For most writers, a combination of print and e-publishing is still the best strategy. I’ll be honest; I still like print editions to

e-Book Preview

Four years ago I began teaching “Introduction to e-Publishing” and “Creating and Formatting e-Books” through the Christian Proofreaders and Editors Network. The next year I taught them at online conferences and later in-person conferences. This year, in addition to the classes, I will be offering a book based on the class: Practical Guide: Formatting e-Books

3D e-Book Content Is Coming

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 and manipulated on the screen

It’s the Details

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 place them. Some e-books are