Last year “Read an E-book Month” was declared in Canada with special focus on “Read an E-book Week.” While researching the special month, I found that Read an E-book Week was first registered in 2004. I can see why it was started. In 2004 I was still adamant that I wouldn’t read e-books and certainly e-readers would go
Consider the reader As writers we know that we need to be aware of our audience. This idea, though, is a little different for e-publishing. Our e-books are going to a different medium, a different reading experience. Our audience will have different needs other than just the content. Jonathan Wondrusch says in The E-Book Creation
I’m not going to head off into some a chicken and egg philosophy discussion. I am going to open this up for discussion: Where do you begin your e-book adventure? Too often, I think, we writers believe there are two ingredients for success. I’ll not define success because we all have our own definition of it.
While most of us think of the difference between e-book and print book as the method of reading, it really is more than that. Instant availability. In the Internet age, and quite honestly the culture of instant gratification, being instantly available is a big plus. Storage. E-readers can store hundreds, thousands of books, magazines, and
Project Guttenberg was one of the first to take advantage of the electronic publishing. Michael Hart developed the idea of putting books and documents in electronic format for all to have in 1971. In the beginning, he used the most basic form that was readable by all types of computers, ASCII text. Over the years,