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Old 06-06-2008, 11:15 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by TallMomof2 View Post
Too bad all his books are only published in PDF. Other than that I love his attitude.
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For those who might be wondering, we are looking closely at the Kindle, but we're hoping Amazon will add more formatting options soon, because converting the Take Control series to Kindle format would require a lot of work to pare down our rich formatting to the Kindle's feeble display capabilities.
I assume "Kindle" means MOBI, and I take away two points a) the Kindle has drawn publlshers attention to ebooks and b) old formats like MOBI are holding back wider adoption in genres that require more than text. I think ePub would meet the needs of these publishers if widely adopted, although a 6" screen and a lack of color may also be impediments (e.g. to magazine publishing). I don't know if it is actually the format or how it is used, for example I don't know how good a job MobiPocket could do translating ePub into MOBI if they really tried.
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