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Well written and thoughtful. Thanks!
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Það er hægt núna að gefa út á íslensku í gegnum Kindle Direct Publishing þjónustu Amazon sem þýðir að nú ættu íslenskir útgefendur að geta boðið kyndilseigendum íslenska titla https://kdp.amazon.com/self-publishing/help?topicId=A9FDO0A3V0119
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Android virgin no more! Just received a newfangled high res Nexus 7. So far I like it a lot.
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Haha, yeah. Had the 'ooooh, you mean I can just install an app and share with blah will appear in every other app automatically? Neeeeat.' revelation earlier.

I could get used to this :-)
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Basically, what I want is for the EPUB side of the ebook market to put their money where their mouth is. So far, they only seem to support EPUB because it isn’t Amazon and don’t take any advantage of the biggest benefits of standardisation. Namely, interoperability and modularity.
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Exactly.
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Mostly because good advice goes counter to established common sense.

Related:

"A fatal mistake? Why integrating print and digital was the wrong response to disruption" http://www.themediabriefing.com/article/kevin-charman-anderson-was-integrating-print-and-digital-operations-a-mistake by Kevin Anderson

"Will you be in the nine percent of publishers that survive?" http://www.futurebook.net/content/will-you-be-nine-percent-publishers-survive by Suw Charman-Anderson
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Wow! Okay then. So I have been really liking PressBooks and their CSS themes that help (self-)publishers make their books look pretty. Especially Wordpress blog-to-books. Are you saying, uh uh?
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Where I compare the worst ebook reading app ever (Kindle app for iOS) with the best (Readmill).
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Computers can both be too complex and people can be too lazy to apply themselves in computing. You can both criticise people for taking pride in ignorance and criticise computers for being needlessly complex. Despite what many commenters seem to think, pointing out the latter does not invalidate the former. And, conversely, pointing out the former doesn’t invalidate the latter.
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There’s a theme been running through all my blog posts this week. In fact, a single theme runs through all of my writing on ebooks; the driving idea behind all of my thoughts on the subject.
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Yes ... but how?  How do we make ebooks "worth it"?

Actually, I'd like to start with just making ebooks.  Mathematical ones, of course.
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Baldur Bjarnason has a BA, MA and PhD in literature and interactive media. He lives in Bristol, UK and works in web development, research, design and marketing.
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