Marginalia

A sideblog of links I found interesting but haven’t (yet?) written a whole post about

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Byrnes Woder explains how it uses Markdown and Smartypants to generate clean HTML, and thence ePubs, from plain text.

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The mighty @bookavore brandishes her can of whupass: SUBJECT OF RESOLUTION: The relative statuses of mainstream, literary, and genre fiction

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Liz Castro gets into the nitty gritty of how iBooks interprets font sizes: Text Size in ePubs—Points? Pixels? or Ems? Oh my!

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Kindle[.app] is . . . just as good, in terms of functionality, as iBooks, minus the cheesy print book-like trappings of Apple’s software. Kindle on iPad: The Incumbent by Pablo Defendini

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In the weeks before, the book industry had been full of unaccustomed optimism; in some publishing circles, the device had been referred to as “the Jesus tablet.” Publish or Perish: Can the iPad topple the Kindle, and save the book business? by Ken Auletta

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OnlineStylebooks.com is owned and operated by Mary Beth Protomastro, who has been reading stylebooks since high school. | via @emckean

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[A] new jungle gym . . . [is] shaped like the first rotary printing press—known as the “lightning press”—invented in 1846 by Richard March Hoe. Parks Dept. Presents Printing Press Playground

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iPad eBook format overview of the .epub file 4:23 video by jeremykemp | via @WallflowerEBook

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HOLD ON A SECOND I NEED ANOTHER REDBULL Garrett Murray’s hilarious CS4 Crash Reports