Tag Archives: eBooks

Signed copies of Erekos in May

For the month of May, anyone who purchases a copy of Erekos through the Candlemark & Gleam website will get an AUTOGRAPHED copy! How is this possible, you ask? You sell eBooks…how on earth can you sign an eBook? You get a bit clever, that’s how. Anyone who purchases a copy of Erekos through our […]

Ad-Supported Reading

We’ve talked a bit before about ads in eBooks and whether or not it’s a good idea. Personally, I come down on the side of it being a good option – but you have to have both a free, ad-supported version and a paid, pure version of an eBook in order to make it a […]

Apps and Interactivity

One step closer to getting approved for the App Store, hooray! Soon, I hope, we’ll have a dedicated app created for Hickey of the Beast, available for both iPhone and Android. At this point, it’s just a matter of getting the folks at Apple to acknowledge that we’re real humans with a legitimate publishing interest, […]

Ads in eBooks

The Wall Street Journal just did an article on companies exploring the possibilities of adding ads to eBooks. I’m a bit torn on how I feel about this. On the one hand, I see a great deal of potential here for being able to keep eBook prices as low as possible, even without print revenue […]

Gift-Giving Problems Solved

We love digital books. Love ‘em. They’re convenient – they go everywhere with you, and bookmark your pages for you, and you can keep thousands in a teeny little space! They’re usually pretty cheap, and if you’re buying from somewhere like Candlemark & Gleam, well, they’re pretty darn nicely laid out, if we say so […]

Gimmicks, tiers, and so much more

I have to admit, I’m quite looking forward to Jonathan Safran Foer’s experimental book. This article does a great job of talking about why he did it, and what he hopes to get out of it. I’ve seen art books done like this – cutting out bits of pages to make images or reveal certain […]

Sourcebooks takes on digital

The publisher of Sourcebooks, Dominique Raccah, recently wrote a piece on digital publishing and what eBooks mean for publishers. You need to read it. No, really. You need to read it. Go. I’ll be here when you get back. *crickets chirp* Yeah, good, no? Dominique says what I think many of us in the industry […]

An eReader’s Bill of Rights

In the midst of all the preparations for the big Erekos release on Tuesday (your calendar has a big red circle on it, doesn’t it? Well, why not?), we’ve been giving a bit of thought to digital books and digital formats. It’s only natural, given that we’ve been spending a lot of time prepping the […]

Thoughts on Format and Design

As I’ve been typesetting Erekos for the last two weeks, I’ve been musing about formatting. Print is a beautiful thing. It lets you set exactly how you want a reader to experience a story – it gives you the ability to make an aesthetically pleasing container for thought. I love this. I love taking an […]