The Fall of PDF and the Rise of ePub

  When PDF was king The last twenty years PDF was king when it came to sharing documents. But in a time where small screens are everywhere PDF just doesn’t cut it anymore. PDF was made for sharing documents and enable everybody to print a document from every platform and get the same result every…

The Dark Side is Strong

You have to choose! Will it be Light, or do you choose the Dark Side. Yes, I saw the new Star Wars movie, the Force Awakens, this weekend and I liked it. One of the things I noticed is that again the Dark Side looks way better than the good guys. Ok, I liked the good…

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8 Fashion Tips for Knights in Shining Armor

  It’s Friday and after a week of hard work you need some decent tips for how to dress up for that cool ebook party tomorrow. You want something original, something new, something to impress your friends. So why not read some knightly fashion tips and dress like a knight in shining armor? Fashion always returns…

Vote for Eboocz and distraction-free writing

Distraction-free writing in Eboocz

  Writing is hard. Focus is everything. Distraction is a killer of creativity. At least it is for me. That’s why I’ve been a huge fan of writing tools that hide all the unnecessary toolbars and buttons and give me just a serene background and a column of text. That’s what Eboocz is. It hides…

Ebook image resampling and Eboocz

Ebook Image Resampling with Eboocz

    In the category nifty little features falls Eboocz’ Image Resampling feature. These days there are a lot of different devices you can read your ebooks on. Personally I read on everything I’ve got with me; my laptop, my tablet, my smartphone and my e-reader. It all depends on where I am. At home…

Store your ebook on iCloud or on your mac in Eboocz

iCloud or local storage in Eboocz

  When you open Eboocz for the first time you need to decide where you want to store your ebooks? On iCloud or local? You can always change your preference in the Preferences screen, but it is an important decision that you should consider for a minute. iCloud has a couple of benefits. You can work on…

Ebook Cover Images and Eboocz

  Cover Story Just like with paper books an ebook grabs your attention with a good cover image. It’s the first thing you see in the ebookstore and the first thing you see when you open your ereader library. But when you open an ebook for the first time I noticed a strange thing with…

Tokyo firemen wrestle with ebook annotations

Ebook Annotations and Eboocz

  I’m a big fan of ebook annotations. Right now, when you’re reading an ebook, the annotations are part of the Kindle, Kobo or iBooks reading system and I enjoy highlighting sections and adding comments. When I go back to an ebook I can quickly scan through all highlights and comments, much quicker than with…

markdown and ebooks

Markdown and ebooks

  How do you combine distraction-free writing with an ebook authoring tool? A distraction-free writing tool is a text editor that occupies the full display. This way the writer is isolated from the operating system and other applications, enabling the writer to fully focus on nothing but writing. Usually there are no toolbars and the…

7 reasons why I love ebooks

    I love books. Paper ones, but also ebooks. Some people adore paper books and loathe ebooks. They like to hold them, feel them and smell them and they miss all that with ebooks. I’m not one of them. I like them both and I’ll explain why I love ebooks. 1. Go with the…

Theodor Herminghaus in his Victoria Benz Vis-a-vis

Ebook adventure

    My name is Christian Zierleyn and last year, after having served a term as alderman in my local community of Weesp, a small Dutch town 15 minutes from the center of Amsterdam, it was time to pick up my career where I left it. Politics is a strange profession. When I became a…