More E than Book
Jun 10, 2010 David Lang

More E than Book

People have been talking about e-books and e-publishing for a long time, but reading books on electronic devices has only recently become a popular activity. With the rising popularity of Amazon's Kindle and now Apple's iBooks, it seems that all you hear about these days are "e-books." Of course, we've been publishing books of various kinds in electronic format for more than fifteen years, yet you rarely hear us talk about "e-books." That's because we think more about the "e" than the "book." In other words, we're more interested in leveraging the capabilities of electronic access so that you can experience those books in ways never before possible.

The problem with e-books is that they're still largely bound by the conventions of print books. You may be able to customize an e-book's appearance somewhat or interact with it in limited ways, but essentially, you're dealing with a book delivered electronically. You still interact with it like a bound copy of a print book, except that you're reading on a screen rather than a leaf of paper. Accordance is designed so you can tear the binding off of all those "books," fully interact with the information they contain, and manipulate that information in unprecedented ways. In the next several posts, I'll show you how.

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Kerry

June 10, 2010 11:52 AM

Yes, exactly -- and this is why I can't wait to use Accordance on my iPad!  :-)


Kerry

June 10, 2010 2:03 PM

Kerry... totally agree... I can't wait either... in fact I am starting to loose hope... logos is looking better and better each day.

Ben


Rick Bennett

June 10, 2010 2:12 PM

Don't lose too much hope Ben. As you can see from the announcement today we're actively working on the iOS app. 

Also, keep in mind the iOS app is just one of the big things in store for this year. 


Ben

June 10, 2010 2:49 PM

Rick,

Thanks for the reply... I have waited patiently since the iphone came out 3 years ago... I can easily wait if it will be delivered this year :) Thanks for the update. 

Ben


Danny Zacharias

June 11, 2010 8:43 AM

David,

Could you change the settings on your rss feed so that the entire post gets sent and not just a portion?


Rick Bennett

June 11, 2010 10:38 AM

Danny: what reader are you using? A while back we were having some issues with the feed and we reduced the size of it, resulting in a shorter amount of the article being syndicated; but I have only noticed a truncation when subscribing via email with FeedBurner. 

I use Mail and the entire post displays. Also make sure you are using the …/common/rss2/?channel=blog address.

Feel free to email me if you continue to experience issues and we can look at it more closely.


Matt

June 13, 2010 8:18 AM

I have the same issue with rss feed. For this post, I got

"People have been talking about e-books and e-publishing for a long time, but reading books on electronic devices has only recently become a popular activity. With the rising popularity of Amazon's Kindle and now Apple's iBooks, it seems that all you hear about these days are "e-books." Of course, [...]"

I'm using Google Reader...

Feed address is http://www.accordancebible.com/common/rss2/?channel=blog

which if you follow the link redirects to feedburner, and the extract for the post on that page is exactly as I posted above, so it doesn't appear to be a feed reader issue...

Matt




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