Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Google and ABA

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/30/business/30books.html?scp=1&sq=Stores%20See%20Google%20as%20Ally%20in%20E-Book%20Market&st=Search

Just saw some interesting info through a retweet from @sarahw on Twitter about Google and ABA striking a deal. That would make sense as I was wondering how Google Editions was going to work their system given all the other readers out there. It should help those customers hesitant to cross over totally into e-books to know that bookstores are considering this option too and that they could conceivably get both at a store. 


 I think the cross-platform will really be a plus. 
This quote was probably really accurate for most e-book readers, especially ones I've met:
“I don’t think anyone who has bought an e-reader in the last several years has really intended to only buy their digital books from one provider for life,” said Tom Turvey, Google’s director of strategic partnerships, who heads the Google Editions project.






Great to learn more about what Google Editions is all about since they're still developing it. 

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Facebook

So I just created a Facebook page. And I think you see it this way:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/SHDesignFL/133022423387977

Monday, June 28, 2010

Just found this book design blog too

http://www.thebookdesigner.com/

Found some new blogs through Twitter

I found some new blogs to find via Twitter. They are:

http://theswivet.blogspot.com/
http://moriahjovan.com/mojo/

Interesting thoughts on publishing and writers and agents.

I found this part of a post on http://moriahjovan.com/mojo/ particularly thought-provoking because it seems like it is the way to go. I am trying to get more knowledge on ebooks and how to design for them:

3) Book designers: Stop trying to format ebooks on a print paradigm. Ebooks are not print books. They don’t serve the same function. It’s like trying to apply a print paradigm to audiobooks. Stop it. Learn how to format serviceable, good-looking ebooks and forget about Teh Fancy.







Saturday, June 26, 2010

Digital Book World's Weekly Roundup 06/25/2010

I love Digital Book World! I definitely plan on posting this roundup weekly. Their topics are so timely and important in the publishing world--with all the changes going on.

http://www.digitalbookworld.com/2010/dbw-weekly-roundup-62510/

Book People to follow on Twitter

This is kind of old but I thought it was pretty interesting. I definitely plan to follow some of them.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/04/09/50-best-book-people-to-fo_n_529295.html

Friday, June 25, 2010

Follow me on Twitter

Follow me on Twitter! Here's the link.

http://twitter.com/SHDesignFL

I've found it's been a great way to catch up on book design and publishing news. Digital Book World and other designers I've found through it have been great resources. I've also had fun following some old friends too.

My First Post!

This is my first post. I'm excited to get started on my new adventure. I hope to post book design news and samples of my work soon. There is so much going on in the publishing and e-book world that there is not enough time to catch up. I hope to incorporate the most important and interesting news in this blog so it is all captured in one place.
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