e-book formatting

Canongate responds on EPUB correction for e-book formatting

By libertyc
July 29, 2013 // 0 Comments

Following my earlier review in TeleRead of Canongate‘s edition of “Things That Are” by Amy Leach, the publisher responded promptly to my comments there about the formatting in the EPUB edition, which in some cases left the page text split by the central gutter in landscape mode on [...]

Poetry Breaks the Bank, Doesn’t Bring the Book Backlash

By libertyc
May 16, 2013 // 2 Comments

Much publicity has surrounded the record prices fetched for poetry manuscripts at an auction held by Bonhams in London as part of The Roy Davids Collection of Poetry, Poetical Manuscripts and Portraits of Poets. The sale made a total of £750,000 ($1,141,550). The draft of Christina Rossetti’s [...]

Review: How to Format your eBook for Kindle, NOOK, Smashwords, and Everything Else – UPDATED

By libertyc
January 19, 2013 // 12 Comments

If you’re a do-it-yourself kind of author, you’ve probably encountered the “fun” of formatting your book for the various sites. I had no problems uploading my fiction book to Amazon and Barnes & Noble. I created a clean HTML file and followed all the prompts. Presto! [...]

The public outcry over J.K. Rowling's first adult novel, and the important lesson publishers can learn from it

By libertyc
September 27, 2012 // 7 Comments

J.K. Rowling’s first adult novel hit stores (and e-book readers) today, and almost immediately, the lukewarm reviews trickled in—not for the content of the book itself, but for the Kindle formatting: a glitch on the tech end (which this article attributes to an unspecified [...]

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