Version 2.0 needed for early eBook conversions

155HWhen you think about eBooks do you think of a book or software? Software!?!

That’s the idea behind Benjamin Denckla’s editorial on Publishing Perspectives about the need for a version 2.0 of eBooks. “Software has bugs that need to be fixed,” he argues, and “Software needs to evolve as its environment changes.”

In particular his discussion centers around eBook conversions, taking a book a publisher owns and converting it to eBook format. Denckla argues that those early, cheap, low-quality book conversions were needed to fill the market, but now publishers “should do a high-quality second conversion.”

The discussion is interesting and well worth the read!

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