May 6 2007
Someone once asked (I think it was Laura Florand) whether I ever feel like quitting blogging and I do. Particularly on Saturday nights when I am supposed to be blogging about ebooks and ebook technology. I feel like there isn’t anything new to say. DRM is bad. New York needs to do a better job getting their books digitized. There is no perfect ebook reader.
I suppose I could talk about the iPhone which comes out in one month but there really isn’t anything out there that isn’t just totally speculative except for maybe the pictures that some Apple employee took with the iPhone’s camera. (The pictures look alot better than the grainy horrible ones taken with my Motorola Q).
Usually when I feel creatively tapped out on Sundays, I review an ebookstore. Let me tell you, they all have flaws. LOL. I was chatting with Nicole from BlogHappy on Friday. She came to town and I was fortunate to meet her cute self and her equally adorable husband. We chatted about how horrible the New York Publisher’s websites were for ebooks. Even Harper Collins, who does probably the best job putting out digital content second to Harlequin, has a very difficult to navigate website. Note to HC: Can you please NOT put up a listing for each different format of your digitized book? And what is with the Google ads?
I do have a couple blog topics that I plan to address in the future: the democratization of reviews; and the elimination of NY publishing dominance but frankly I lack the brain power to generate any meaningful content of those issues. I’m still debating whether I need to redo the video review which I’ve already redone once to make the font more readable. Then I realized the stupid song cut out at the last third of the video. Alas, not enough energy to change it.
I am throwing myself at your mercy. Is there some topic that is burning and you would love for it to be discussed here? I’m off to buy myself a new dress. Clearly some retail therapy is in order.