I am off to New York City for O’Reilly’s Tools of Change in Publishing conference. I will be tweeting the proceedings frequently. (You can also follow along at the hastag #toccon). I may try to post here during the conference and definitely will after I return. Things I’m looking forward to: Epub workshops, the digital […]

Jonathan Franzen is upset about ebooks: “The technology I like is the American paperback edition of Freedom. I can spill water on it and it would still work! So it’s pretty good technology. And what’s more, it will work great 10 years from now. So no wonder the capitalists hate it. It’s a bad business […]

It has been a depressing couple of weeks for big tech news, as I discussed in my previous post. (Addendum to that: check out this Lifehacker post about how Google wants to be AOL.) But despite big corporations and the government doing their best to make the web and modern computing as locked-down and boring […]

In the end he succeeded in forcing her memory back until she did dimly recall that at one time Eastasia and not Eurasia had been the enemy. But the issue still struck her as unimportant. “Who cares?” she said impatiently. “It’s always one bloody war after another, and one knows the news is all lies […]

Are you already tired of reading about Apple’s new publishing platforms? Me, too. But the Silicon Valley Gods have spoken, and we must all pay homage: Tim Carmody gives us the overview at Wired. Thoughts About iBook Author from a textbook author. At The Digital Reader, iBooks Author is both not very democratic and (in […]

There’s been a lot of talk about what EPUB 3 is capable of: video and audio, embedded fonts, fixed-page layouts, greater accessibility. What will be interesting in the next, say, 6 to 12 months, is watching how publishers push the boundaries of this technology. Not just: what can EPUB 3 do, but what will it […]

…so here I am to give it to you. I actually already had a blog I’d been intermittently updating for about two years, but I’d like to start writing about some cohesive, related topics, and a new blog with a more focused mission seems to be the place to do it. I’m not a graduate […]