transcending commercial publishing

Transcending Commercial Publishing

  There are two subjects in the field of ebooks that I really enjoy reading and writing about. These subjects get me all excited and passionate. I’m talking about market reports about ebook sales and discussions about innovation in the ebook market. It is worth noting though that ebooks and the ebook market are not…

equal rights for books and ebooks

Equal rights for books and ebooks

  A couple of weeks ago there was this news item from Germany that a new German law makes ebooks fall under the fixed book price law. The strange thing about this news is that ebooks are considered books in this law and on the other hand they’re considered software and thus they do not…

Let poetry flow until it breaks

  I can’t get my first love out of my head. Poetry, it was everything to me. I have a large bookcase filled with poetry and for years I myself scribbled down nothing but poetry. I still enjoy poetry very much, but now that I’m fully into the ebook business I’ve been plagued by this…

One EPUB to rule them all

  To me there is only one ebook format, EPUB. But as everybody knows, the ten tonne elephant in the room, Amazon, doesn’t support EPUB. Amazon created it’s own formats. I passionately believe in open standards and I think it is of the utmost importance that an open standard like EPUB becomes the de facto…

Vive la France – Eboocz version 1.3

  I’m very pleased to present to you Eboocz version 1.3 and Noisette, the 1914 winner of the French Bulldog Specialty Show in New York. Eboocz version 1.3 brings French localization. I noticed particularly many fans in France, so this one’s for you. I’m looking into other localizations, but haven’t decided yet on which language to…

About the lowest common denominator

  Style in ebooks is a difficult thing and it has to do with the fact that electronic reading software, wether it’s on smartphones, tablets or e-ink devices, is not very good at following standards. Others would say it has to do with the fact that those standards are no good, or that there are…

About the loss of pretentiousness

  Last week an article by Michael Hyatt caught my attention. It was about why he was abandoning ebooks for now and returning to paper books. I thought it was a very interesting article because it addressed the shortcomings of the ebook reading experience. To me it is clear there are shortcomings and certain aspects…

eboocz annotations

Annotations in Eboocz

  When writing I’m always thinking of all kinds of issues I need to sort out before finishing a certain chapter or scene. I need to check on a description of some place, I want to edit the scene another time, but don’t want to forget about certain aspects that I think need change, etc.…

eboocz newsletter

Eboocz Newsletter

  For weeks now I’ve spent writing on my blog about Eboocz features, about my thoughts on ebooks and reading ebooks and all kinds of ebook related developments. I’ve seen that I have already developed a small group of followers and so I thought it is time to introduce an Eboocz newsletter, for those of…

Eboocz Version 1.2

  I made some small changes like expanding the Markdown cheatsheet and fixed a couple of bugs. Nothing earth-shattering, but still worth a new minor release. Eboocz version 1.2. Yay! Big software corporations like Apple and Google always name their releases. I’ve been thinking about that and I was first thinking of naming them after…