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March 24, 2015

Take Note

What to do with footnotes has been a problem since Gutenberg. To some they are an aggravation on par with elevator music and cable company service. To others they are the glory of the published word.

For those who want to be able to follow an author's sources, and for authors who want to make comments that don't interrupt the flow of the main text, notes are indispensible.

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Posted by Andy Le Peau at 11:15 AM | Comments (10) are closed

March 10, 2015

April 1865

As we come April 1865.jpegup on the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War, a must read is April 1865: The Month That Saved America by Jay Winik. An historian and diplomat, Winik had the opportunity to see first-hand how civil wars around the world so often end so badly--either in the genocide of the losing side or an interminable guerrilla insurgency. Neither happened in the United States. This the remarkable story of why.

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March 4, 2015

Is Print Better?

Troglodytes like myself have been slow to pick up on technology. You've heard of "early adopters" and "digital natives." I proudly consider myself to be a digital dinosaur. Years after the Kindle arrived, I got one. And just recently I went over to the dark side of a smart phone.

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I do find my Kindle handy for carrying around a raft of proposed manuscripts IVP is considering for publication--as well as books we've already published. I generally am happier reading my Kindle when it is light reading. If the book is something I want to slowly study and digest, it's print for me.

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Posted by Andy Le Peau at 9:47 AM | Comments (1) are closed

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