Category: Ebooks

Alice in Businessland

Alice in Businessland

At Tantamount we love books and we love a good story. We love digital books and the exciting worlds we can explore through book apps; but we also love traditional print books and think that some of the best stories can be found in the classics we read as children. Recently, we’ve been re-reading Lewis …

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Doing the August

Despite occasional brief heat waves, the UK summer is nothing like the intense heat of a Spanish summer. Often the languages don’t correspond very closely either, but here we’ve put a British spin on a Spanish idiom.   The Spanish have an expression “hacer el agosto” – “to do the August” – which doesn’t quite …

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The ugly duckling, a branding parable

The ugly duckling, a branding parable

We all know the story of the ugly duckling who grew up into a swan – one of the most impressive and beautiful of all birds. One of our clients recently said she thought we’d been taking lessons from the story, which set us thinking. If you look on Google images, you’ll find that a …

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Creative writing; business writing I

Creative writing; business writing I

Businesses describe their leaflets and marketing materials as corporate literature, so it should come as no surprise that there is an overlap of skills and techniques in publishing that are of relevance to both creative writers and professionals. This is the first in the series of posts – Creative writing; business writing – in which …

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The big cover up

The big cover up

This week Tantamount has brought out a compendium of short stories and flash fiction by Spanish journalist, critic and travel writer, Alonso Ibarrola, which gives us a good excuse to ponder the subject of book cover art. The book – Los cuatro libros de Alonso Ibarrola – is available from Amazon.   All round the …

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Three kinds of Kindle

Kobo, Kindle, Nook… we begin to be familiar with the names, but the whole concept of ereaders is still relatively new and other people may be using the words differently from the way you are. If a friend tells you they read a book “on Kindle” there are at least three different possibilities: they may …

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Value added

An interview with an author is just one element that might be included in an enhanced ebook to improve the reader’s experience. In the video, Gwyneth Box talks about her poetry collection “Around the corner from Hope Street” Years ago, books were just words on a page: the reader created the voices inside his own …

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Similarities and differences

In the world of digital publishing there’s a grey area, a borderland between ebooks and apps. This is the area where an enhanced ebook, with full colour illustrations, sound and video, etc. is, for all intents and purposes, indistinguishable from a simple content app. There are differences, of course, two main ones being where the …

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Enhance, enhance, enhance!

As this first blog post of 2014 is being published rather later than intended, instead of talking about New Year’s Resolutions, let’s take a look at image resolution. It used to be that writers only needed to concern themselves with words, but now that practically everyone owns a scanner or a phone with a camera, …

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Season’s greetings

At this time of year lots of people celebrate, but we don’t all observe the same festivities, and we certainly don’t all celebrate in the same way. Wherever you are, and whatever you are doing, we wish you all the best from Tantamount. (The poem is from Around the Corner from Hope Street, by Gwyneth …

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