[IAEP] Please review E-Book Enlightenment

Chris Leonard cjlhomeaddress at gmail.com
Fri Jul 1 11:29:31 EDT 2011


I just wanted to thank you for the work you've been doing in the
documentation and content development field.  IMHO,. most impressive
is not what you've produced (although it is impressive), but that you
have carefully blazed (marked) the trail so that others might follow.
You get my "Lewis and Clark" award, if I had a Sacagewea dollar
around, I would send it to you.  :-)


Warmest regards,

On Fri, Jul 1, 2011 at 11:05 AM, James Simmons <nicestep at gmail.com> wrote:
> I think I have the book "E-Book Enlightenment" in a pretty good place
> to think about publishing it on the Internet Archive and on the Kindle
> Store.  I don't plan to put the book on Lulu, however the PDF for the
> Internet Archive will be formatted in Lulu compatible Crown Quarto
> format, just like our other FLOSS Manuals, and Anne Gentle came up
> with a nice cover design for it last year, so it should be possible to
> make printed books.  Other than making sure that the PDF is well
> formatted for the purpose I'm not pushing the idea.
> I'm not asking anyone to read the whole thing, but there are probably
> chapters you will have a special interest in and I'd like feedback on
> those.  I've just revised the instructions in "A Booki Of Your Own"
> where I identify several issues and explain how to get around them.  I
> am especially interested in feedback on that chapter!
> I describe the experience I had with the translation of "Make Your Own
> Sugar Activities!" in the other chapter on Booki.  If you participated
> in this effort you may have seen things differently than I did, and
> I'd like to hear about that.
> If you haven't check out this book before, it's about E-Books: reading
> them, finding them, making them, getting them published or
> distributed, copyright laws, etc.  I seriously considered calling it
> "Everything You Always Wanted to Know About E-Books* (But Were Afraid
> To Ask)" but nobody under the age of fifty would get the reference.
> In the course of researching the book I did everything described in
> it.  I made every kind of e-book.  I donated e-books to Project
> Gutenberg, PG Canada, and the Internet Archive.  I wrote some of the
> software described in the book.  I made my own book scanner.  I
> installed personal copies of Booki and the Pathagar Book Server.  I
> also read a lot of e-books.  As a result of this research I think that
> the XO, Sugar and free e-books have enormous potential to change the
> way we teach reading and writing, language, history, and many other
> subjects.  It is my hope that this book helps teachers and students
> learn what is possible.
> James Simmons
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