A sideblog of links I found interesting but haven’t (yet?) written a whole post about
Byrnes Woder explains how it uses Markdown and Smartypants to generate clean HTML, and thence ePubs, from plain text.
The mighty @bookavore brandishes her can of whupass: SUBJECT OF RESOLUTION: The relative statuses of mainstream, literary, and genre fiction
Liz Castro gets into the nitty gritty of how iBooks interprets font sizes: Text Size in ePubs—Points? Pixels? or Ems? Oh my!
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
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
OnlineStylebooks.com is owned and operated by Mary Beth Protomastro, who has been reading stylebooks since high school. | via @emckean
[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
iPad eBook format overview of the .epub file 4:23 video by jeremykemp | via @WallflowerEBook