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Should self-published authors use an e-book conversion service?

By libertyc
February 12, 2013 // 7 Comments

I’ve written plenty on this site about e-book conversion (most recently here and here), and I almost skipped over the Bowker press release. I’m glad I decided to investigate further. Okay, quick details first. From the release: Once an author has decided to self-publish, the next step [...]

New $7.99 iBook on French Impressionists reduced to $0.99 for Bastille Day

By Paul Biba
July 12, 2012 // 1 Comment

I had previously mentioned the new book by Artepublishinbg on the French Impressionists.  It’s really first-rate and any art lover who owns an iPad should have a copy.  Now there is even less reason not to have one. In honor of Bastille Day, from July 14 to July 23 the $7.99 iBook will be [...]

Apple iBooks brings Real Page Numbers and Intuitive Highlighting in new Update

By Paul Biba
March 8, 2012 // 2 Comments

There’s been an update to iBooks that got lost in all the hype of the new iPad.  Good E-Reader caught it, however: One of the largest new features apply to all models of the iPad such as real page numbers. This may not seem like a big deal but many digital versions of eBooks do not reflect [...]

Wish list: 5 improvements I'd love to see in the iBookstore, by Piotr Kowalczyk

By libertyc
January 27, 2012 // 5 Comments

Apple’s recent publishing event raised many complaints about restrictive publishing rules for books created with iBooks Author application. In my opinion people don’t complain about iBooks Author or iBooks 2. The weak part is somewhere else – it’s the iBookstore. I’m sure that if Amazon [...]

iBooks Author – under the hood

By Paul Biba
January 20, 2012 // 1 Comment

From a post on TUAW by Erica Sadun: I spent a good bit of time this morning taking a peek under the hood at iBooks Author and the files it builds. By request, here is a quick summary of some of the information I gathered on the topic. I warn you that this is going to be a non-generalist post, so do [...]

Why I Haven't Bought a Single Book in the iBookstore [Opinion] | Ebook Friendly, by Piotr Kowalczyk

By libertyc
January 20, 2012 // 4 Comments

I’m a big fan of Apple products, and a happy owner of the iPhone and iPad. I was one of a couple of million iPhone users who downloaded Stanza ereading application – and proved that Steve Jobs was wrong saying that “people stop reading”. In view of today’s event, where Apple is going to [...]

First Folio of Shakespeare available as an Apple ebook in the UK

By Paul Biba
January 6, 2012 // 3 Comments

Available in the App Store is the First Folio: This is an exact facsimile reproduction of the large and handsome book known simply as the ‘First Folio’, the earliest collected edition of Shakespeare’s ‘Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies’. It was printed in 1623, seven years after his [...]

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