From the Shatzin files this morning: “I think the questioner in this case was also trying to pull us into a discussion of video, audio, interaction, and linking, which I resist for two reasons. One is that, so far, the preponderence of ebooks that have sold any appreciable quantities have not had any of those attributes. They’re just the same words as in the printed books made reflowable for a screen. The second is that my world …Continue reading →
It’s very sad, but very beautiful if you were involved in print. An ultra-nostalgic look at the transition from print to ebook. It laments that ebooks aren’t permanent. But overall it’s a good video and thought-provoking. The future of print…epilogue
Apple is always slow with additions to iBooks, but you can get the ePUB that will be there from Lulu or NookBooks. Amazon just let me know that the Kindle version is up. It will take a while before the print and Kindle versions are linked up. The response to the book has been very good I am really pleased that several people seem to think the basic concept has merit. You can see a discussion of …Continue reading →
Challenging Times « Marketing Christian Books. Sometimes I am just ‘slap in the forehead’ dumb. Somehow I missed the parallel between what happened with the pocket book in the 1930s and what is going on with the ebook today. My only problem, as a typographer, is finding an ereader I can tolerate graphically. I have no doubt it will come soon. How do you think it fits in the scheme of things?
ePUB CSS Repair Once you have your ePUB It will usually open in ADE (depending on what you have installed on your computer). Proof it carefully. Redo as necessary. If your computer is like mine, the graphics will be very poor in ADE. Basically ADE is very crude. Then drop a copy of the ePUB file onto iTunes and sync it into iBooks on your iPad to read it in iBooks. The reason you need to use …Continue reading →
The New Publisher Here we are in the second decade of the new millennium and we are faced with a brand new way of serving the Lord in the Kingdom. Publishing has radically changed. The new changes are almost designed for those of us who feel called by the Lord to share the vision of what He has called us to do. The new methodologies work better for prophets, pastors, and teachers than they do for almost …Continue reading →
InDesign 7.5 On-Demand. I just released the 2nd edition of InDesign On-Demand. I will update the copy for the rest of the first edition. In this new paradigm, procedures, capabilities, and options are still changing weekly or more often than that.
Things have really changed—free whitepaper. Above is a link to a free PDF about how to publish your book for free in print, downloadable PDF, ePUB on iBooks and NookBooks, Kindle book, and various ebook formats. Included are marketing materials and intensive marketing—all for free. This is the new paradigm of on-demand publishing What has happened with few people noticing is that books have become a creative effort for fine artists and authors of all types. Not …Continue reading →
A Brand New Release: Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 & InDesign 7.5—a Radiqx Press Ministry Aid Help for authors & teachers publishing in the new millennium The focus of this book is very sharp. It is designed for people who are designing books and booklets with very limited capital and few personnel resources. It is a sharing of techniques for the new wave of author/pastor/teacher/designers who need to get their work published digitally & online. It is designed to …Continue reading →
As we go through the hype of eBooks, how many do we really want to buy? What I want is an excellent reader that lets me rent books, sorta like on the NetFlix model. Here’s a link to an excellent article that talks about this from a conceptual view. I’d never thought about why I haven’t bothered to buy my iPad yet (other than lack of sufficient extra money laying around). It’s not the device or the …Continue reading →