Monthly Archives: February 2010

Some heartfelt thank yous

“But, if you’re reading this, you know that Dr. Hackenbush Gets a Job has finally been published, and there are many people to thank for that. The endlessly patient Jane Seaton, who’s read and edited my work from the very beginning while offering nothing but good advice and encouragement. Laurel Sutton, who’s read, edited, and was the wind beneath my wings in the agent hunt. Lynn Loper, the strictest, most patient proofreader in the world. More recently, thank you to Robin Austin for the beautiful website and the cover of this book, and Kris Anderson, Molly Kiley, and Kathryn L. Ramage for three (count ’em, three) more proofreads before publication. And last but certainly not least, Bill Reiss, my wonderful agent, who liked this novel enough to inspire me not to give up on getting it published somewhere, someday, which is here and now. Thank you, everyone, this book would not have seen the light of day without you all.”
From the preface

And I mean that, all of it.

ePub Agonistes

I blame MobyLives and the White House, because if it’s good enough for the Obama Administration, it’s good enough for Hackenbush. Or something.

“Well, good news for all you e-book totin’ policy wonks out there. According to Ars Technica, “Those cries have now been heard, as the White House on Friday put up the new Economic Report of the President in three formats: PDF, Amazon Kindle, and an ePub file designed for readers like Barnes & Noble’s Nook and Sony’s Reader. The move is part of the ‘White House’s commitment to make government more accessible,’ said White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer.”
White House gets onboard the e-reader train, Moby Lives, February 16, 2010

So, now I must ask you, readers, all three of you: do y’all know anything about this ePub converter? These Web-Books people sound like wonderful folks, but I’d like to know more about them and this converter before I stick my Hackenbush in it.

Next up: the dreaded Kindlefication.