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Old 12-03-2009, 10:27 PM   #1
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Why Is This Hill so Steep? by Steve Jordan

Why Is This Hill So Steep? by Steve Jordan is now available in multiple e-book formats, and (sing it with me!) No DRM.

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E-books. Electronic. Books.

Sounds like a simple concept, doesn’t it? So why has this simple concept taken so long to develop, when other forms of digital commerce and media have become modern sensations? Because of a series of events and forces acting against it that would seem too improbable to believe in a dime novel.

(Or maybe an e-book.)

If you want to know where e-books are going, it will help to know where e-books have been, and why they still seem to track mud on the floors wherever they go. This book sheds light on a perfect storm of publishers, corporations, professionals, amateurs, dogmas, movements and beliefs, all of which worked either unintentionally or deliberately to forestall the coming of the e-book for over two decades. And it details which of these elements is still going strong and continuing to hold back e-books. At last, you’ll learn how badly e-books have had the cards stacked against them, and why.
If you know of anyone in the print or publishing industry, who could use some insight as to the issues facing e-books... or someone outside of the industry, who's just curious about e-books' history... this is the book to recommend to them. Written from the perspective of a man whose career made him part of the industry, even before it was an industry!

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Old 12-03-2009, 10:57 PM   #2
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Nice work - and so fast. Got the book on my Sony now - it just made it before I leave . It can either entertain me on the long 24 hours flight or put me to sleep (which I hope it won't).

But I will definately tell you which one of those two it was.
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Old 12-03-2009, 11:49 PM   #3
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Oh boy! I was afraid you were taking it on vacation with you. I will start on it tomorrow for sure - since it's 23:48 right now...
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Old 12-04-2009, 12:28 AM   #4
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That was fast, thank you, Steve. Downloaded and in my winter break TBR folder.
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Old 12-04-2009, 05:07 AM   #5
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Nice one Steve. Thanks.
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Old 12-04-2009, 06:15 AM   #6
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Old 12-04-2009, 07:02 AM   #7
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I've been looking forward to this book. I've got a book to finish for a church committee I'm on, then a short book for a discussion club, but this one is on my list immediately after that.

I can't wait to read about your experience in the industry.
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Old 12-04-2009, 07:04 AM   #8
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Dayam!

Not about the replies... I plugged the wrong cover size into the ePub version. I'll get that fixed today!

Correction: It's fixed now.

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Old 12-04-2009, 12:58 PM   #9
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Old 12-04-2009, 01:20 PM   #10
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Hey! Let him buy his own!
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Old 12-04-2009, 04:40 PM   #11
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Steve Jordan, you are the man who knows ebooks!

Purchased and now it's No. 1 on my HPTBR list. (High priority to be read).

Actually, I can't wait and I've opened it on my monitor *shudder* and I've started reading it now... K, bye - must stop reading and transfer to eye-saving ebook reader.
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Old 12-05-2009, 05:17 AM   #12
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Just finished the book moments ago. Great insight into the publishing industry. For a little while I was almost feeling depressed at the state of eBooks, but Steve ends the book well providing a great deal of hope and anticipation for the future. I recommend this for anyone even remotely interested in eBooks; pro or con.
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I thought I was going nuts - I KNEW I had downloaded the book before I left on holidays - but it's gooooone. Don't ask me where it went, it simply isn't on my reader. Darn, damit. No worries, will get it again and start reading asap (after I finished the Girl with the Dragon Tatoo).
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