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eBook posted: From Print Book to eBook

Chris Jennings

Design and Production Techniques Where Both Print Book and eBook Are Required

The eBook uses the example of a Shakespeare Play with introductory text and images as well as some sample multimedia. The sample eBook is built 3 ways; as a Reflowable ePUB, a Fixed-Layout ePUB and a multi-touch eBook using iBooks Author.

Built with iBooks Author

Note: I recently had to change the title and subtitle to conform to title case rules with Apple. Title case rules should conform to those recommended in 'The Chicago Manual of Style'

Posted on 03 Mar 2016 around 8am • Read More about this eBook here

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eBook posted: eBook Typography for Flowable eBooks

Chris Jennings

Designers who work within publishing companies are often frustrated with the results when their beautifully crafted print books are converted to eBooks. Particularly if they are flowable eBooks, that can have their viewing modes and fonts changed by the user.

This eBook focuses on revealing some features that can be implemented in flowable eBooks, in order to improve the aesthetic qualities of the juxtaposition of text and image on the page.

Posted on 17 Mar 2013 around 10am • Read More about this eBook here

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eBook posted: Megalithic Landscapes

Chris Jennings

At last, after 30 years, my book of photographs of Standing Stones and Stone Circles around the British Isles is now available as a fixed-format eBook and is on the Apple iBookstore.

Apple took several weeks to review the book, but I am pleased to say that it is currently on 50 stores worldwide!

Posted on 23 Jan 2013 around 8am • Read More about this eBook here

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eBook posted: Memoirs of an Islet

Robert Louis Stevenson

When I read this short essay by Robert Louis Stevenson, I recognised a man who loved islands, since there are references to different islands that he had either explored or invented.

I have created a few versions of this wonderful essay from RLS, partly from an interest in islands, but also because there are many opportunities to make cross references to other material from RLS himself. I have also travelled to the island described and I have included some photographs within the book.

Back in 2001, I created a Quicktime VR movie and had included this in a PDF version of this eBook. Including this in the ePub version seems impossible for the moment. Even putting a link to the QTVR online is a bit risky because recent versions of Quicktime from Apple no longer supports this format.

Posted on 11 Dec 2012 around 9am • Read More about this eBook here

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eBook posted: The Merry Men

Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson completed ‘The Merry Men’ when he lived in Bournemouth, England between 1884 and 1887. It was first published in 1887 with other short stories as ‘The Merry Men and Other Tales’.

First published in the IDLER, August 1894 and then later in a collection of essays titled ‘The Art of Writing’.

He started the first draft of “The Merry Men’ when he stayed in Scotland during the summer of 1881 and in his essay about the writing of ‘Treasure Island’ he mentions this fact.

The story takes place on the fictional Eilean Aros which Stevenson based on Eilean Earraid, a small islet near to the Ross of Mull and Iona. ‘The Merry Men’ are, in fact, the dangerous reefs known as the Torran Rocks.

Posted on 13 Dec 2011 around 10am • Read More about this eBook here

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eBook posted: The Encantadas or Enchanted Isles

Herman Melville

This essay was first published in Putnam's Magazine in 1854. It was collected in The Piazza Tales, Dix & Edwards in 1856.

The Encantadas are actually the Galapagos Islands. There are ten sections that Melville calls 'Sketches'. Some of them refer to individual islands in the group and some sketches cover some general points, such as pirates and castaways.

Each sketch is prefixed with a quotation from Edmund Spenser's Faerie Queene which was published in 1590.

Posted on 20 Mar 2011 around 12pm • Read More about this eBook here

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eBook posted: The Man Who Loved Islands

D. H. Lawrence

This story was written in 1926 but then not published until 1928, after the author's death. The story was published as one of a collection of short stories; The Woman Who Rode Away and Other Stories, Knopf, New York.

This ebook is delivered to you in the ePub format. The epub is optimised for the iPad, but will work equally well on a number of ereaders.

Posted on 31 Aug 2010 around 6pm • Read More about this eBook here