I do think it is clever, how Penguin brand their ebooks at the beginning of each chapter. Without that little logo I would have no idea which publisher printed the book. It helps that the layout (virtual typesetting?) is very good. I noticed this in The Future of the Mind, by Michio Kaku (good…… Continue reading Penguin ebook branding
Despite having at least four other devices with Kindle apps on them at any given moment at home or work, my reading weapon of choice is the Kindle Paperwhite. I rip through books on it, lose myself in them fast and deeply. Two reasons: first, there is less pull from the web and apps; second,…… Continue reading Tools and distraction
Image: Could some of these be shorter? Why are nonfiction books, business books in particular not shorter? Or available to buy in sections or by the chapter? In their book Big Data: A Revolution… – my most quoted of the last few months – Cukier and Mayer-Schonberger discuss the huge, unexploited stores of data…… Continue reading Why aren’t business books shorter?
In case you are looking for some ideas about what to read in the remainder of the summer, here are the books that have tickled my fancy over the summer months. How I Escaped My Certain Fate, by Stewart Lee Autobiographical story – interspersed with transcripts of some his shows – by my favourite stand-up…… Continue reading Holiday reading
The Kindle app on the iPad is really working well for me.A feature it took me longer than it should have to become useful though is the preview. Instead of building a pile of business books on my desk which I will only read some of, or stacking them up in Amazon Wishlist, now I…… Continue reading Kindle previews are my new Amazon wishlist