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Fixed-layout ebooks will be unsellable within two years

I talk to other publishers regularly, and when it comes to adapting their back-catalogs into ebooks, there’s a trend I’m seeing that worries me – especially in the context of…

Assembling a codex of e-publishing frustrations

Dear Publishers and Authors: What can you not do with current e-publishing tools and technologies that is driving you nuts? You’ve been working for a while with HTML, CSS, EPUB…

Chaos is our friend

One of the things I’ve been pondering is how best to include creativity theory in my postings here. It’s easy enough, of course to simply tell you about some of the…

Chasing creativity theorists up the Nile

In an earlier post, I offered my working definition of creativity. It wasn’t intended as a rigorous definition – I just wanted readers to know where I’ll be coming from…

Sanderson’s Principle of Limitations

Brandon Sanderson recently posted a thoughtful article on the nature of magic systems, stating that the most important part of an author’s magic system isn’t in defining what things users…