August 4th, 2014
This posting is a slight expansion of a comment made by Michael Perry of Inkling Books on my “Designing ePUBs With InDesign” New Release posting this morning
Michael has been a long-time friend of The Skilled Workman, and his comments have made this a much better blog. He is much closer to
Continue reading Guest Post: Amazon has put itself in trouble proprietarily
January 18th, 2014
The new InDesign CC9.2, released this week, gives us much to be happy about as book publishers
Most of the changes affect book production. The long-promised TypeKit integration is now available with over 700 Adobe TypeKit fonts freely usable and licensed for print, Web, and ebook as part of Creative Cloud. It runs
Continue reading ePUB production just took a major leap upward with InDesign CC9.2
December 26th, 2013
This one almost slipped past me. Bob Levine wrote about it at InDesign secrets. Adobe’s now giving away licenses to the .folio format.
This could be huge! Magazines were dying because .folio was so expensive
Now maybe we’ll see some more folio readers. Maybe tablet reader apps will be able to handle folio also.
Continue reading A possible replacement for PDFs or a new type of book?
November 16th, 2013
I received this email a couple days ago. It is typical of the type of questions I get from every author for whom I either publish their book or produce the digital artwork for their book so they can publish it. The only proviso is that I only publish books for authors I know, for
Continue reading Questions from authors about publishing their book
July 1st, 2013
This has been a day for it. All my sources are talking about nothing else.
Here’s an excellent article about where indie and self-publishing may go
There’s some good stuff here. The real problem is two-fold:
The transitional future of the dedicated ereader Getting book discovery out of the hands of Amazon The ereader is
Continue reading The changes to self-publishing are just beginning
May 30th, 2013
I’ve been saying this for a long time, but now stats are surfacing to show my point. Dead Tree Edition has a good article on it showing that only 25% of tablet users prefer digital magazines over print. That means three-quarters of tablet users prefer print.
My point is that DPS is a dead-end for
Continue reading DPS in trouble: people do not like digital magazines