Friday, February 19, 2010

Formatting for the Kindle and EPub

DBW WEBcast Archives (BETA)

There's been lots of talk about this lately, and about the value of ebooks. I believe in ebooks. I believe they need to be priced reasonably, but I also think there needs to be a single format standard as that in itself would help publishers reduce the costs of producing them.

For all of you out there that thinks there is no cost, you are, quite frankly, wrong. There are costs, lots of them. Ebooks are not a cash cow for publishers. And they require, in many ways, more work to maintain the flow than a print copy does. Nor are ebooks just an additional. They are a product of their own and should be respected as such. Rant over.

 Digital Book World has lots of useful information, so I thought I would share.

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