November 17, 2011
An eBook Update, Again
Many of you loyal IVP readers have been waiting VERY patiently for us to make more eBooks available at more resellers—especially at Barnes & Noble for the Nook. Here is what’s been happening since our last eBook update in June (An eBook Update):
We have released most of the titles that we had converted by Aptara and eBook Architects early this summer, but for a few of them we decided to first fix some things that we thought you would find problematic like we did—the main thing being charts and graphs that were treated as images by the external conversion companies and that therefore couldn’t be resized to be more readable on small ereader screens. As we pored over these first eBook files; dug deeper into our own book production process; and dreamed about what we’d really like an eBook experience to be and how we could produce them with greater speed, quality and cost effectiveness (we are a part of a not-for-profit organization, after all), we came to the conclusion that we could—and should—1) set up a way to convert our made-for-print files on our own and 2) start changing our whole editorial and typesetting/layout process so that we can simultaneously produce both ready-to-print or ready-to-sell-as-ebook files in the not-to-distant future.
So that’s what we’ve been doing all summer and much of the autumn, too. Now, the first of our converted-by-IVP-staff titles have also been released. And, along the way, we’ve signed up with several more resellers.
Here are the titles you can now buy in ePub format. Once the files are approved by each reseller, you’ll find them at Barnes and Noble, Christian Book Distributors, eChristian, Google, Kobo and Sony. To find them most easily, visit your preferred reseller and search for the title or for InterVarsity Press.
These titles are also available for sale here at IVP Online. Just use the “Add to Cart” buttons on the book pages as you would for a print book. Our webstore is still in “beta” mode for ebook purchasing, so please be patient with us. We know it’s a bit clunky. At any time after you make an ebook purchase in our webstore, you can access and download your ebook titles by clicking the “My Account” link at the very top of any of our website pages, logging in, and then clicking the “Download Ebooks and Digital Media” link.
Keep up with new releases weekly at Ye Olde eBook Shoppe or on our New Releases web page. Finally, we have collected several requests from you already for our forthcoming eBooks email newsletter, and we’ll soon have a sign-up link at Ye Olde eBook Shoppe (which we’ll also announce on this blog)—and, shortly after that, regular emails on the way to you.
Please post your questions, requests and comments!
—The Behind the Books Team