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The Mighty Amazon

Amazon has been the main driver of the introduction of ebooks in commercial publishing. ¬†But are they trying to become the only link between the reader and the writer? “Not very long ago it was thought no one would read a book on a computer screen. That assumption is now demonstrably wrong. Today, whether writers […]

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Going mad about ebook formats?

The PDF is still holding its ground as a reliable format that you can read anywhere, and own and share it the same way you can own physical books. This blogger doesn’t think the other restrictive ebook formats will survive: http://gyrovague.com/

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Is a book a book if it’s not printed?

The book that we know and trust, with printed paper pages and bound in any number of covers, began life around 1439 when Johannes Gutenberg invented movable type. The impact was immediate and long-lasting. ¬†Suddenly texts that could only be hand-copied in small numbers and circulated among a tightly controlled few could be reproduced by […]

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