Michael N. Marcus discusses writing, editing, design, publishing, marketing, language, culture, politics, food and other things. This blog started in 2008, was on hiatus for the summer and fall of 2017, and restarted in December. Michael took time away from blogging for much of 2019 and 2020 to write books.
We publish on Monday,
Wednesday and Friday in most weeks.
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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.