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What IS an Ebook?

David Kudler | Posted 07.16.2016 | Home
David Kudler

For this post, before we get into the more esoteric issues of ebook design and publishing, I'd like to start by defining the subject: just what is an ebook?

Can't Upload Your Ebook 'Cause It's 'Encrypted'? Here's Why.

David Kudler | Posted 03.26.2014 | Home
David Kudler

Most ebook sites won't allow you to upload a file with obfuscated fonts. (They just don't tell you that. They say the file's "encrypted." That's helpful!)

The New Interactive Book: Not Just Your Old-Fashioned Videobook

Patricia Benesh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Patricia Benesh

FlyingWord is creating a line of books that immerses the reader in a totally new experience. And it's not a matter of adding video or audio streams, as on typical DVDs.

Will Google Editions Leave Apple And Amazon In The Dust?

Digital Book World | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Publishers are just recovering from the earth-shaking impact of the iPad release and the next tremor may already be on the way. It has been widely re...

Will Kurzweil's Blio Change eBooks As We Know Them?

The New York Times | ASHLEE VANCE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Mr. Kurzweil argued that the existing e-readers and tablets had limitations in the text formats they support and the way they handle the original imag...

How Fast Will eBooks Grow?

Business Insider | Jay Yarrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

LibreDigital takes books and coverts them into the ePub format Apple uses in its iBookstore. It can also convert books for Kindle, NOOK, Sony, and Goo...

Interview with Liza Daly about the Ibis Reader

Hugh McGuire | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Hugh McGuire

We're still calling titles on Ibis Reader "books," but in the digital space it doesn't have to be a traditional book at all. We want to help readers and authors connect with all forms of writing.

CES 2010: 'Droid-Based Kindle Killer Debuts!

Jim Louderback | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jim Louderback

If you got an Amazon Kindle, Sony E-Reader or Barnes and Noble Nook this holiday season, don't read this story -- you'll just be depressed.

How e-Books Could Smarten Up Kids and Stretch Library Dollars: A National Plan

David Rothman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Rothman

Suppose a well-stocked national digital library system existed for Americans of different ages, along with the means to encourage schoolchildren and others to use it.

The e-Book Wars: Is Pornography Next?

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Tom Alderman

With their proprietary software for Kindle readers only, Amazon has adapted a "we-win, you-lose," VHS vs. Betamax business model.