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…

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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.…

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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…

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About the joy of keyboard shortcuts

  Keyboard shortcuts are the most underrated element of software. Most times you start using a piece of software and only after a while you start noticing all the keyboard shortcuts in the menu. Sometimes you start using some of them without giving it much thought, but you ignore and forget about all other shortcuts.…

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E-reader libraries need some serious love

  Take look at your bookcase. The one with paper books in it. And then look at your Library in iBooks, Kobo or Kindle. The first difference you’ll notice is the orientation of your books. Can you imagine the bookcase in your home with only five or six books on each shelf facing you with its…

Start the new year in style

Begin the New Year in Style

  Ebooks are built on web technology. One of the principles of modern web technology is the separation of form and content. You take some basic text, put it into html and then add some css styling to make it pretty. In Eboocz you type your text in a very simple text editor. With the…

Happy New Year 2016

It’s 2016. Eboocz wishes you a Happy New Ebook Year! Read more! Write more! Create more ebooks! This year I will try to make Eboocz even better. To do this I need your help. I would highly appreciate your feedback, since that is the best way for me to judge where I should concentrate my efforts…