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If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur  – Red Adair

So, a prospective client will ask for a quote on converting their book to an ebook. We’ll ask for the Word or PDF file to be downloaded to a secure Dropbox folder, take a look at what can be done and give said quote… and then – nothing.

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Are Friends Electric?

Question: when is a book not a book? Surprisingly often, when it’s an ebook and the question becomes even more relevant when contemplating the future of said product. Ebooks were so overburdened by the significance put upon them with regards to the future of reading that it’s no wonder so many have fallen at the … Read more

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Wrestling with SVG in ePub for Kindle KF8 Part Two

The previous blog “Wrestling with SVG in ePub for Kindle KF8” detailed our attempt to make SVG images work well within the Kindle range from Amazon. The main reason for doing so was a project from a client that used a lot of math formulas and data in the main text and tables. One of … Read more

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Wrestling with SVG in ePub for Kindle KF8

Update I’ve updated the title to correct my use of “mobi”. Lewis is the epub expert, and I assumed that the file we were previewing in Kindlegen Previewer for “Kindle Voyage” was a mobi. It was not! Apologies for the schoolgirl error. This week, I have had a monumental struggle to get SVG images, created … Read more

Galaxy Note Doodles 02092013

Just a couple of doodle pages I’ve been messing with when I’ve been out of the house. I never leave home without the Note 10.1 now, it’s part of my messenger bag contents for the long haul, or until they bring out a better version. As usual, these were done in Autodesk Sketchbook Pro for … Read more

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Wacom Cintiq Companion announced…

Six days ago Wacom announced to the world it’s first truly mobile graphics tablet. …it was as if millions of artist’s wallets cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. I doubt there was anyone who expected them not to announce a Cintiq branded device for Windows 8 and Android, as the promo ‘sleuthing reporter’ … Read more

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