What about partnering with an e reader

Hi
You publish great technical books. And obviously create lots of e books.

However I have yet to find anyone who enjoys reading technical books on an ereader/tablet/PC

Can't you partner with some e reader companies to try to develop a better e reader?

the main problem I have is navigation... I naturally would want to thumb through ... going a few pages back, section/chapter back etc.

Perhaps I just need some instructions on how to set up an ereader for technical books... [ eg could you produce some guidelines for acrobat reader and your other formats?]
1 person likes
this idea
+1
Reply
  • Hello Sean,

    Interesting idea. Our tactic has been to provide ebooks in multiple formats that are compatible with the reader of your choice. There are already so many readers, and it seems not a week goes by without a new one appearing on the market, so it's difficult to think there is one that would serve all our customer's needs. With that said, I'd love to know what features are most important to you, and hear from you and others about your favorite readers.

    Thanks. --Allen
  • (some HTML allowed)
    How does this make you feel?
    Add Image
    I'm

    e.g. kidding, amused, unsure, silly indifferent, undecided, unconcerned happy, confident, thankful, excited sad, anxious, confused, frustrated

  • as i said:the main problem I have is navigation... I naturally would want to thumb through ... going a few pages back, section/chapter back etc.

    the difference between reading a novel and reading a technical book is that you don't read a technical book sequentially.

    have a look at this thread.

    http://www.mobileread.com/forums/show...

    I don't think I am saying anything groundshattering or new

    My second point was perhaps you could provide a tutorial on optimising existing readers for technical reading for eg pdfs and ? kindle
  • (some HTML allowed)
    How does this make you feel?
    Add Image
    I'm

    e.g. kidding, amused, unsure, silly indifferent, undecided, unconcerned happy, confident, thankful, excited sad, anxious, confused, frustrated