By Paul StJohn Mackintosh This book had me diving into my current e-book projects within the first few minutes of opening the review copy, looking at how to improve the preview, feedback hooks, tagging, category choice, etc. And by the end, I had a whole checklist of sites to visit, tweaks to make, programs to [...]
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By Paul StJohn Mackintosh I was lucky enough to be gifted with an Android PC on a USB stick this Christmas: the Rikomagic MK802 III model, latest in a series from one of the originators of this category, although there are plenty of other makers and models now. And though it’s obviously not something [...]
By Paul StJohn Mackintosh I was unpleasantly reminded of the sometimes virulent passions that can be unleashed by the e-book debate on Mayan apocalypse day, as I was sitting in a cafe near Budapest’s Chain Bridge, reading on my Nexus 7. A middle-aged English couple were sitting at the next table, and as they [...]
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By Paul StJohn Mackintosh So two of the largest publishers in the world are merging their book arms entirely to deal with “this exciting, fast-moving world of digital books and digital readers,” to quote Pearson CEO Marjorie Scardino. Could there be any clearer proof that e-books are where the action is, and that the print-only [...]
By Paul StJohn Mackintosh You could dismiss this title as a fake question, since obviously it is unlikely that I’d write about the topic here, and still come up with a negative answer. But still, I feel it’s a question worth posing, if only for the issues it raises. Books are customarily supposed to open new [...]
What We Really Talk About When We Talk About E-Books By Paul StJohn Mackintosh This post was inspired by a few of the recent complaints posted to TeleRead about e-publishing standards, and by some of the other more Luddite anti-e-book comments that have appeared here and elsewhere online. I think it’s worth reminding both e-book-pros and the [...]