I saw a tweet earlier today that I wanted to respond to, but I was in a doctor’s office attempting to ignore the flashing red light on my BlackBerry:
I like the way @MatthewDiener put “enhancements” in quotes, because this is one of my pet peeves: Dynamic tables of contents, linked notes and bibliographies, linked indices are not enhancements. They should be standard operating procedure. (They are in my workflow process, at any rate.) Remember: the end user is the reader, not the distributor. (I’ll talk about chapter-and-versing in a later post.)
But of course, he’s right because apparently, we can’t even get ebooks without huge gaps between the paragraphs, indented paragraphs, curly quotes, and error-free text. So let’s work on that first, shall we?