While we are well into the eBook revolution—far enough in so that it’s pretty safe to say eBooks and eReaders are not a fad and have become a permanent disruption to print books—there are still significant limitations on how eBooks can be presented to the reader.


  • You CANNOT duplicate sophisticated print typography in an eBook
  • Readability is still the key, but your formatting choices are limited
  • eReaders give most of the formatting/display control to the READER not the WRITER
  • best practice involves formatting for the simplest common denominator (compatible with all devices)
  • everything written here will change

(A blogpost because I keep getting asked these questions)

  1. ljcohen posted this