Category Archive: Publishing

May 09

HTML and CSS for E-book Self-Publishers, Part 2: HTML, XML, and Both

Here in the second installment, as promised, we examine HTML and its relatives, the linguistic realm of content description.  This is what defines what this web page (and all others) says.  How it looks (fonts, colors, etc.) is more properly done with CSS, which we’ll discuss next time.  But for now, we are looking at …

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May 04

HTML and CSS for E-book Self-Publishers, Part 1: Introduction

When I first discovered how e-book formats work, it came easily because I have been writing web pages since the days of Netscape Navigator 3.0, which Google and Wikipedia conspire to tell me was 1996 (I don’t see any point in mentioning how bad some of them were). It makes sense, when you think about …

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Oct 23

How to Pay for Bad Book Covers

In America, at least, once you plunge into the writing/publishing world, your name and contact information, being the commodities they naturally are, appear instantly on the auction block, resulting in deluge of requests to relieve you of what money you might have.  Gee, I can publish my book for only $9.53 a copy.  Wow!  (Or, …

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Oct 15

The Kindle: An Essential Writer’s Tool

As a reader, I have discovered something that I adore and that has, literally, transformed my reading experience: the Amazon Kindle.  Being a scientist, however, I have to remain objective and reveal that I can not assert from personal experience that the Kindle is any better than other e-book readers, but I did do a …

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Sep 19

How Steve Kloves and Chris Columbus Kicked M. Night Shyamalan’s Ass

I almost used “Butt” in the title, but it just didn’t seem strong enough. I just finished reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.  It wasn’t the first time, and likely won’t be the last.  It’s a really good read.  It also led me to ponder what became the subject for this blog entry. If …

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