E-book development

Basically just a collection of links here related to several projects I’m working on (or planning to in the near future) focusing on online learning/training content. Hoping to explore mobile, love some of the ideas about how new devices and browsers will change navigation… more to come but here’s the start.

http://www.adobe.com/epaper/tips/acr5ebook/pdfs/eBook.pdf instructions for how to make an adobe PDF book

http://jkontherun.com/2010/02/18/ipad-e-books-have-no-part-in-adobes-story/
ebooks on iPad will stay on the iPad

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100201/ap_on_hi_te/us_tec_apple_ipad_e_books more about formats

I think PDFs are okay if for free distribution but the software incompatibilities come when you want to sell the content.


http://mashable.com/2009/11/24/kindle-battery-pdf/
kindle and PDFs

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_e-book_formats

PDF files are supported on the following e-book readers: iRex iLiad, iRex DR1000, Sony Reader, Bookeen Cybook, Foxit eSlick, Amazon Kindle (1, 2, International & DX), Barnes & Noble nook and the upcoming iPad.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EPUB One criticism of EPUB is that, while good for text-centric books, it is unsuitable for publications which require precise layout or contain advanced formatting. Examples of such publications are comic books and technical books

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/01/business/media/01ebooks.html pricing

and couple of links about design:

http://madebymany.co.uk/content-design-with-cojones-003109

http://www.helikopterdesign.com/archives/web-design-trends-2010/

http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/01/13/mobile-web-design-trends-2009/

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