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