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Live-blogging the ePub 3 Announcement

As prematurely announced yesterday, the standard for e-books, ePub, is out in a new draft version this morning. It will be final in May (2011) at BEA, a very fast pace. It has many additional elements borrowed from HTML5 technologies. More details here after I read it :) Okay, after a quick perusal, some things [...]

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Do Ebook Publishers Have too Much Control Over Readers?

A fairly (though not completely) useful dialogue among a couple of e-book blogs kicked off a few days ago about whether it is, in fact, a good thing that e-books can be distributed and read remotely. While this sounds esoteric, the question does have some interesting ramifications. With some new e-book reading tools, it’s possible [...]

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Ebook Design Instead of “File Conversion”

Joshua Tallent of eBook Architects (who do gorgeous work) points out that people are getting beyond just being about to see text on a screen as the definition of an ebook: “To me, the big deal is that the conversion process is going to morph from conversion to design. We’ve been stuck on this idea [...]

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CES dumps Six-Foot-Deep Drifts of Ebook Reader Products

CES, the Consumer Electronics Show, is sort of a machine for generating all possible variations on whatever this year’s hot technology is, and this year is no exception. It must be hard work for these companies to come up with so many variations on the word “tablet”; ‘eTab’, ‘slate’, ‘eSlate’, ‘slatebook’, etc. On the upside, [...]

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