Feb 27, 2015

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Here are this weeks RAW offering.  Enjoy reading them with your favourite beverage.  I'm hoping for an affogato this Saturday.   Enjoy.


  • The Wounds of a Friend
  • The Problem with Fixed Layout eBooks
  • Libraries Experience Challenges with Generating Revenue from e-Books
  • Lost Sherlock Holmes Tale is Stirring Controversy
  • Soviet Illustrations of the Hobbit Are Scary
  • You Are Richer Than You Think
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In light of the report last week that Family Christian Bookstores has filed for bankruptcyThe Wounds of a Friend is a thoughtful response by one of the the people/organisations who will be affected by this.

The Wounds of a Friend


faithlit.wordpress.com - The news hit this week like the first massive wave of a Tsunami coming ashore. Family Christian Stores, the largest chain of Christian bookstores in America, was declaring bankruptcy.  Read more...



The Problem with Fixed Layout eBooks


Ink, Bits & Pixels - Originally created to replace PDFs, fixed layout has become one of the standard methods to build an ebook. This format is used for everything from textbooks to cookbooks, and while it hasn't actually supplanted PDF it has been made the centerpoint of Apple's ebook efforts, Read more...


Libraries Experience Challenges with Generating Revenue from e-Books


goodereader.com - Libraries all over North America are being challenged with generating revenue from their e-book collection. Digital content automatically expires after 21 days, so there is no way to collect on late fees. Aside from public funding, these fees have been necessary to keep the library sustainable. Read more... 


Lost Sherlock Holmes Tale is Stirring Controversy


goodereader.com - A long lost  Sherlock Holmes short story has been unearthed and is garnering a fair amount of controversy.  Did Sir Arthur Conan Doyle pen the 1,300 word adventure or not?  Read more...


Soviet Illustrations of the Hobbit Are Scary


goodereader.com - We are likely familiar with the illustrations of the American and UK editions, but during the cold war in Soviet-era Russia, things were kind of dark.  Read more...



You Are Richer Than You Think


challies.com - We  tend to react to new technologies in one of two ways: Wide-eyed terror or breathless excitement. Some people look at that new gadget and see it as the enemy, Read more...

And finally, if you haven't already read it yet, there is my latest post:

Reflecting On My Time Working In a Bookstore (Part 1)


For over ten years I worked in the bookselling industry, specifically in a specialty store, which sold Christian books, Bibles, music and other 'Christian' paraphernalia'.  I really enjoyed it and most days looked forward to it.  In this post I thought that I would outline what I enjoyed about working in a book store, especially a Christian book store.  Read more...

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