Thursday, December 18, 2014

Ebook text does not have to look like crap, so why are so many ebook pages so ghastly?

With most ebook formats, designers don't have the freedom they have with pbooks.

However, the constraint is not an excuse to produce and distribute ugliness.

It's possible to publish very nice ebooks -- but knowledge, taste and care are vital.

from I Call Him King by Quiet Storm, published by Esquire Publications: 


(Minor criticism: the diagonal stress of the old style drop cap "O" is disconcerting.)

from I Invented the Modern Age by Richard Snow, published by Scribner

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