Thursday, June 18, 2009

There has been significant change to the digital book landscape.
California Digital Textbooks Initiative

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A plea from me to self-publishing service providers, publishers and developers;
Please do consider standardizing on EPUB format.

Do not be fooled into thinking something else will do, or that you are more clever than the folks at Adobe and Google - do not waste your valuable resources - EPUB will win.

Google is already providing support (link), iBiblio will support you (link).

When there is confusion and chaos during a change event, everyone needs to figure out what approach, methods, technologies or file formats have the best chance of becoming widely accepted and wildly popular - EPUB is poised for that.

As evidence, consider that there are plenty of free EPUB books at The Gutenberg Project (link), Adobe is even behind it (link) and Amazon will soon follow (link).

For more information on EPUB

I work for a software developer that provides software tools that enable the user to scan a book and make it ready for eBook conversion - but this blog post is not about that - but if you are interested in that, --> click here <--

Monday, June 15, 2009

Check out the new PDF Healthcare video/audio by Dr. Steven Waldren on Monday June 15th edition of Mr.HISTalk blog

Steven Waldren, MD, MS, director of the Center for Health IT for the American Academy of Family Physicians, did an 11-minute slide overview (complete with his own casual narration)

Overview of PDF Healthcare from Steven Waldren on Vimeo.

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Tuesday, June 09, 2009

I am trying out a new small tool from AddThis
in this blog post.

AddThis is easy to install, customize and localize. They seemed to have worked hard to make it the simplest, most recognized sharing tool on the internet.

And, it is free - 'nuff said !

Hopefully, I have not screwed things up, and the button melow actually works - thanks to Jon Bishop my swami guru buddy at for an endless stream of useful twittery facbooking goodies!

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