Slight problem with ;s after em dashes. Oh, and rare bits of .css. Only happened 12,000 times. Those are all uploaded. Again. Now the Adobe Mobile and Sony Reader scripts are rerunning. Then I got one more format to do. No, you only get one PC for it. Maybe my laptop too.
But, given that there has been no capitulation from the .epub camp despite the fact that Amazon has completely eaten their lunch, I ask, given–despite all the Idiotic hype–our current debacle of fewer than 6,000 epub files offered through BooksonBoard, and 7,576 through Waterstones, as compared with a quarter of a million through Amazon and the Iphone Kindle App, which is sadder, the way the only person supporting the format at the charmed 5-figure level is a bored pornographer who more productively spends his time verifying the rumor that bars in COLA stay open as late as the ones in NOLA?
That the sort of adolescent mentality permeating the EPUB universe is such that no one even talks about who has the content? ‘Cuz I can be a dick*, but unlike the Idiots who are still BSing about Major Publishing Industry support for Epub (again, 5,000 titles, 1/16th of the .lit figures) and other things too numerous to mention, I’ve never lied to you.
It’s all a big whatev. Given the economy, the most important thing happening for Disruptive Publishing is our newfound ability to stock Olympia Press titles in Europe (first time that’s happened in 40 years) at a rather nice upfront cost.
But if you’re getting your ass beat 9 ways to Sunday by Mr. Bezos, perhaps it’s time to let the high school clique mentality go and talk about what’s happening outside your group. It’s not as if you’re in the cool one.
*Say what you will, I have tried to let Hadrien down gently. One day I’ll sit him down and explain just how much money there is in free ebooks. That’s not a beer thing, but maybe after I fill him up with Tylenol 3 and some Hash from Marseilles.