Further to my post the other day in response to Michael A. Stackpole’s Who says authors can be stupid?, this is a quick note to say that yes, ebooks can be produced very inexpensively if you’re talking about books that look like badly formatted Word documents.
But I’m not interested in ugly ebooks. I want to read beautiful ebooks and I hope everyone else does too.
If the design of digital editions remains an afterthought, will it really be so surprising if our customers perceive ebooks as having little value?
I already wonder if it’s a little too late?