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Old 04-08-2009, 01:50 PM   #1
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Old 04-08-2009, 01:57 PM   #2
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I do wish they'd see the futility of PDF and switch to ePub for their eBooks.
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Write them and suggest it.

PDF is basically the industry standard for the RPG-publishing industry. It might take some doing to get them to change it.
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Old 04-08-2009, 02:01 PM   #4
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The advantage of ePub for them would be increased sales to people who have readers that can support ePub. As it is, I do not ever purchase PDF. And I shall email them sometime later today.
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Old 04-08-2009, 02:09 PM   #5
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Except that I don't think they really care about the reader market. Their buyers are generally people who want the whole thing on their computer, or to print out.
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I do wish they'd see the futility of PDF and switch to ePub for their eBooks.
EPub would take drastic re-formatting, many many hours of work, for a market that basically doesn't exist. Role-playing game rulebooks have extensive formatting--lots of charts and graphs, lots of images, lots of "see related chart on page 183"--and players want a digital version for reference & search purposes, not for casual reading.

They're technical reference books, and none of the non-PDF formats support that well. While it'd be possible to make an ePub that contained all the info, and re-organize it, no RPG companies have a clamoring of players demanding standard ebook formats, and so none of them are putting in the hours it'd take to make each book.
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On the bright side, at least the PDFs do not have DRM on them, just watermarking with your identity. (And a limit as to how many times you can download from the store...but then, if you keep it secure, once is all you really need.)
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The advantage of ePub for them would be increased sales to people who have readers that can support ePub. As it is, I do not ever purchase PDF. And I shall email them sometime later today.
I think fanpro the comp that may own shadowrun right now (not sure been a few months but I know they where trying) and does the publishing of the books. sells them in epub (I think) not sure how good they are was going to buy them when I make the jump and buy at reader but I want a 9.7 if I need to read them in pdf so that it will look right on the screen so im still waiting.
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