This chap thinks so. And he has some interesting points. demise of books Mostly his argument hinges on the developing world. So you advance literacy in Africa and Asia. You need books. You need a lot of books. A lot of trees… When phones came to Asia, they didn’t start with miles of copper wire. [...]
The new book release (Alizant) is still set for the 1st. For those of you who’ve never tried e-books, remember you and your printer can turn one of our e-books into paper. Just print out the pdf. Or use the html and your own word processor to convert it into any size format you like. [...]
The process of writing is, well, a process. It goes for a while, then—it either goes on, or it requires the writer go back and regularize the spellings, or in some cases the names people have, or in some cases give the story the benefit of what the writer learned on page 30….
So I’m [...]
While I’ve been busy getting Bren into trouble, Jane and Lynn have been working hard on book conversions, and Lynn has her latest cover (her own work) up on her site. Very soon now, they will be putting up books. Jane is close. Lynn is close. Just a heads-up. Plus we have some fun new [...]
…nicer e-books in some formats. Some of the older formats (RTF, TXT and others) have some problems (gappiness and not displaying graphics) that she believes she can resolve. We aren’t yet ready to undertake revision of all our books, since Jane deserves the time to get her own books up there, but it will happen. [...]
Plus it’s got the first section of the book as a free download for any who’d like to have a look at it.
Jane just got the book up right before we left for the rink, and I hastily tried to put up the announcment, but didn’t do it right. So here’s hoping this [...]
…largely thanks to Jane, who is working as hard as I am on her own Ring of Lightning. I’m doing Hellburner while waiting for the files on Heavy Time…and we had contact with OSG, who is back from NYC, having seen every show in town. I am way behind in Christmas shopping; Jane and I [...]
I’m working on Hellburner, and Heavy Time is in process. I did the covers with Jane’s able help.
Get the picture: I’m looking like the risen dead, in my bathrobe, chasing this stupid heron who is shopping in the warm end of the pond—I go flying out the door, chase the persistent bird off (fortunately [...]
We have spent the day trying to untangle the tentacles of MS Word from 4 relatively small files I thought I would run a fast conversion on. Wrong. Use Word Perfect. It produces actual HTML that we can convert. It does not scatter 3 lines of code into a document to produce one singe 1/m dash. Sheesh! What [...]
…bearing in mind that some people visit once a week….
If any of you are hesitating, go for it. It’s a little slow in this incarnation: a 4.5 meg file for the first download. In the actual site, we will have that down to 1.5 if you are after a MiniMe file (mobi, pdf, ePub [...]