Saturday, May 31, 2014

How to Play a Character eBook Query

To any one who may have purchased the ebook for How to Play a Character & Other Essays - can you give an opinion for how it appears?  Can you please confirm the ebook's quality?  I haven't got an ebook player, and I have no way of checking it.



6 comments:

Wilson Theodoro said...

It's not exactly the same, but you can more or less check it out using the free Adobe Digital Editions: http://www.adobe.com/products/digital-editions/download.html

Scarbrow said...

I've used Calibre to convert the ePub to mobi for use in my Kindle. I can attest it looks well formatted and generally fine. I cannot find any faults or problems. I still haven't had any time to read it, but the format is good.

Alexis Smolensk said...

That is most gratifying, Scarbrow. I'm never very sure.

Alan Harrison said...

The content is good (of course). The layout (in free reader for Linux) is ... eh. Honestly blogger presents your work better. It looks like the .epub format lost all your formatting. Perhaps that can be resolved by using a better reader. I will try that and update you.

Scarbrow said...

I'm using Calibre for Windows to open the .epub directly on the PC, and I can see the format correctly. Bolded and italics text show correctly, along with paragraphs. The only problem I've found this far is a minor cut on the right of some pages, where a portion of the last letter (specially on italics) is partially beyond the right margin. It does not hinder reading, IMHO, and I'm used to worse nuisances when reading your blog in my (very old) smartphone.

Scarbrow said...

Update: I've found the time to read "How to play". It's great! I will too make it a mandatory read before sitting at my table.

On other news, I've checked again on my Kindle and there is no problem with the margins, so the problem is probably confined to the Calibre reader.