Marathon: Ebook Design in a Grand Tradition of Bookmaking shows an ePub book for the Apple iPad, and what can be done to make ebooks more like printed books
Instant Gratification: Books Meet Kindle Publishing, where in as little as fifteen minutes you can publish a book to the biggest ebook store, the Kindle store
Blogs for Self-Publishers for January 16 – 22, 2011 including Craig Mod, Christy Pinheiro, Brian Scott, Sue Collier and Israel Vasquetelle
EBooks: Futility or Utility? Ebooks and ebook readers are in a primitive stage of development where they mostly imitate printed books. This won’t last forever.
Apple’s Pages ePub Export: First Look at a consumer-level software tool that will make it easier to self-publish to many ebook readers including iBooks for reading on Apple’s iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.
8 Reasons Self-Publishing is Entering a Golden Age in which more people will publish books as print books, ebooks, and apps for ereaders and mobile platforms. Along with globalisation and reduction of risk, self-publishing will flourish.
Amazon Kindle vs. Apple iPad: Could Chris Brogan Be Wrong? Both Apple and Amazon are fighting for supremacy. Which will win? At least self-publishers can be grateful they have access to distribution at last.
Is Apple’s July Surprise 12 Million iPads? It now looks like Apple will sell as many as 12 million iPads this year alone. The arrival of this portable, wireless, convergent device has the capacity to change the media landscape.
Storyist Software Offers Easy ePub to Self-Publishers who can do a minimal amount of formatting. This opens up an almost instant ability to publish iBooks. The ePub files generated by Storyist are the ones needed for submission to iBookstore and for use on many eReaders.
Apple’s iPad is a revolutionary computer accessory ideal for consuming content, consuming digital products and, eventually, for targeted direct marketing. It’s seductive interface and the simplicity of its operation may lead it to wide adoption and use in mass marketing.