Ebook experiments

As we announced in the Autumn 2012 Journal news, we are researching different ways of distributing the Journal electronically, so we can avoid the hefty costs of mailing and printing whilst maintaining quality. This is likely to take some time as we to look carefully at the various options to see what will work best for our readers.

We have been looking in to how we can turn Journal articles into formats that can be read on ebook readers and tablets. Some of the feedback we have had suggests that some people find it easier to read on ebook readers (that allow you to resize the font whilst keeping the same page size) than on a computer. Some who are partially sighted are really looking forward to having versions available that have larger text, or even can be read out through an ebook reader or computer.

As part of our research I have converted a recent article of mine from the last issue into pdf, epub and mobi format. You can find it here: Time to Live?

It seems that epub format is useful for Apple devices, some ebook readers and some tablets. The mobi format can be read by Amazon Kindles. The pdf format remains useful if you wish to print out the article. A full list of what works on what device is available from Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_e-book_formats

We would very much appreciate any feedback on how useful readers find it to have ebook versions of the article, and if anything can be improved in its presentation. You can send emails via the contact page.

With best wishes,

Rev. Berwyn



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