Last year “Read an E-book Month” was declared in Canada with special focus on “Read an E-book Week.” While researching the special month, I found that Read an E-book Week was first registered in 2004. I can see why it was started. In 2004 I was still adamant that I wouldn’t read e-books 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 ….
Cover Too often writers think that cover doesn’t matter as much for an e-book. Not true. As much care should be given to the cover of an e-book as a print book. Your e-book doesn’t sit on a shelf with hundreds of other books. But it does sit on a Read More ….
Edit a Good Book Read Step One Some of you reading this are editors or proofreaders, you understand the need for good editing to create an excellent product. Some of you have being writing professionally for a number of years, you’ve gone through the editing process. If you are new 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 ….
Have you noticed that when it comes to the electronic world, no one can seem to get along? Macs and PCs didn’t always want to talk to each other. One word processor didn’t get along with another’s documents. This situation has improved somewhat, but not in the e-reader world. Adobe’s 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 ….
While most of us think of the difference between e-book and print book as the method of reading, it really is more than that. Instant availability. In the Internet age, and quite honestly the culture of instant gratification, being instantly available is a big plus. Storage. E-readers can store hundreds, Read More ….
Project Guttenberg was one of the first to take advantage of the electronic publishing. Michael Hart developed the idea of putting books and documents in electronic format for all to have in 1971. In the beginning, he used the most basic form that was readable by all types of computers, Read More ….