How do you create web-accessible e-publications that are NOT downloadable and NOT printable for users who haven’t paid for them? This is as much of a minefield today as twenty and eight years ago in previous lives. How to protect your web downloads? Continue reading How to: Protect your downloadable content
Interactive, page-flipping, previewing software is not new for publications, but we’re dipping into the Book2Look page preview software care of Neilsen so see what the latest generation has to offer.
Book2look ‘Biblets’ (terrible name, however ‘cute’ it’s meant to be) are interactive “look inside” book samples that you see on many online vendor sites such as Amazon, Barnes and Noble and the like. There are many competing platforms such as Page Turn Pro and the original Flipping Book. these all operate like conventional e-book readers but with limited sample content. Continue reading Using Book2Look Page Preview
What’s been stopping you from producing that magnum opus? Taken from the opening of Jurgen Wolff’s 2007 Your Writing Coach, what follows is our take on his Seven Deadly Fears of Writing; those fears that stop would-be, and even some professional writers getting on with the job of writing. Continue reading Seven Deadly Fears of Writing
Sixty, seventy, eighty thousand words or more. That’s your typical novel. Somehow you have to get to there from a blank page. Unless you’re an accomplished free-writer, that’s where an outline can help. Continue reading Outlining a book (re-post)
You should never judge a book by it’s cover. But that’s exactly what we all do. The book stores are full of fantastic books with terrible covers that are never read. And also full of amazing covers selling terrible books that only disappoint.
Let’s start with the basics: ISBN stands for International Standard Book Number. It’s an international system of identifying books by assigning a unique identifier to each separate edition of a book. This not only identifies the publication, but also the different formats in which it is available. Continue reading Understanding the ISBN (re-post)