New ebook versions of The Pitching Bible released
Ebooks present some interesting challenges, so I'm told by my publishers.
The biggest surprise for me was that ebooks don't look the same on every ebook viewer.
For example, everyone who buys a copy of The Pitching Bible in paperback gets an identical product. If someone asks me about the example on page 97, I can turn to page 97 and see the same text.
But with an ebook, the concept of page numbers is gone. Is the reading platform an Amazon Kindle? An Apple iPad? An iPhone? A laptop PC? And has the reader chosen to display large or small text?
Ebook readers format text 'on the fly', some with colour screens, some with black & white.
Books are being produced for the iPad now that have interactive animations and all sorts. Imagine a high tech pop-up book, or a book where, if half way through, you have a question for the author, you can ask it. And what about the idea that a picture is worth a thousand words? What about a video? How many words is that worth?
Ebooks open up a whole new world for readers. But I don't know, I like the old one.