I know I haven’t done much photography lately – but on the other hand what I have done is keeping me in corn flakes. I just licensed another picture for a very prestigious journal (will say what it is when the deal is done) and will be featured with big (though of course dead) photographers.
But that’s not what I sat down to write. I had a question for anyone with a Kindle out there. The ebook-house.com site I’m building is based on epub format. So can you download an epub book (everything is free for now) and have it converted for the Kindle? Or do I really have to supply a separate Kindle format file for each book. That’s a pain, since there should really be one universal format for the readers and Kindle is like the only ones who aren’t reading epub right now.
In short – it’s been very busy. I now have three more photo lessons booked (usually these end up being Saturday morning); and I do enjoy the one-on-one lessons, which is when I do most of my shooting these days; and I’m spending a lot of time matting and printing and all that; and whatever time is left goes to the ebook site. I still haven’t decided on the final name for it, but I’m pretty sure it’ll be something to do with mystery or detectives or shamus’ or sleuths etc.
And I came across that Google (gview) document reader, which is pretty cool since now I can put whatever into a PDF format, and even if the user doesn’t have the correct plugin for PDFs it can be read (and in a better way than PDFs in browsers which I hate).
The really cool thing is that I can scan stuff from some of the books I’ve been published in, and not only turn them into an ebook, but post it here for your reading pleasure.
Oh – random quotes. While I was working on the ebook site, I came across a great plugin for displaying random quotes – I don’t remember what it was but now I’ve gone through the web searching for detective writer quotes. This is one of my favorites so far:
“It is ridiculous to set a detective story in New York City. New York City is itself a detective story.”
by Agatha Christie
The site: ebook-house.com