Picked up a cool ebook last night. This guy is concise, informative and humorous at the same time. A novelty in e-book instruction. Fixed layout books are heavy on hand coding and not for the novice ebook maker but they are very cool and can do things normal ebooks cant do such as layer text on top of an image, span a two page spread, display in landscape orientation to name a few. Well worth reading for any ebook maker.
Not every e-book is destined for greatness. Just as there are hits there are occasionally efforts that don't resonate as well with the buying public. E-book readers aren't indiscriminate buyers. They have their likes and their not-so-likes. Dave Blazek's book was a corporate project of a tech company's blog cartoons. A highly specific audience. It was supposed to be a vehicle to raise money for something or other project. I don't know if it raised much; I created it for a flat fee and did not handle the distribution. But I do know that a book's rank in the Kindle Top 100 is a very good indicator of an e-book's success. No. 1 is the best but there is another record milestone that is almost as impressive if not very profitable in the Top 100: no. 1,000,000!
Keep pluggin', there's always the next e-book Dave!
We're beginning work on an ebook by a new cartoonist to Fun-E-Books Publishing; namely, Mark Parisi of the syndicated comic panel 'Off the Mark'. A collection of his best cat cartoons. Cat cartoon books are always a sure fire best seller. Just take a look at the top 100 ebooks list on Amazon to get a confirmation on that! Garfield is literally littered all over that list.
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