A Protest Against the Commercialization of eBooks

August 20th, 2010 · Comments Off

Reprinted with permission from Epublishers weekly. A colorful advertisement at the top of the New York Times (online) today asks us to click to read “The First Shoppable Children’s Storybook.”  [graphic omitted, sp] I hope it is also the last. In an ebook, the marriage of videos and commerce creates a monstrous mutation, not a […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Publishing

EPUB Straight to the Point – Book Review

August 11th, 2010 · Comments Off

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about a new book by Elizabeth Castro called EPUB Straight to the Point, which was brought to my attention by Michael Pastore of Zorba Press and Epublishers Weekly.  Michael, author of 50 Benefits of Ebooks, just completed a full review of this new EPUB title and emailed the […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · EPUB · Formats

Stress Test for a Healthy Ebook

December 18th, 2009 · Comments Off

Michael Pastore at Epublishers Weekly blog posted a stress test for ebooks.  His test gives points to ebooks for the ability to complete tasks, like sharing with friends, converting, and printing.  The full test is on the blog, check it out. Here’s the intro material:  How healthy is your ebook? … Is your ebook free, […]

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Tags: Ebook Readers · Fun and Games · Interfaces/Platforms

10 Myths About E-books

April 1st, 2009 · 2 Comments

Michael Pastore has a nice essay in ePublishers Weekly titled “10 Popular Myths About Ebooks.”  If you are interested in dispelling the myths about DRM, killing the publishing industry, reading devices, and not enough ebooks to read, check out his article.

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Tags: Articles of Interest · DRM · Ebook Readers · Publishing