I need to finish revising my book, so this will be quick. Here’s what just went down on Twitter:

An article on Atlantic Tech reviewing a new reading app rubbed me the wrong way, because apparently the writer thinks the marks of a good reading app are that it looks like a print book and allows for sharing.

And then I couldn’t let it go. So instead I said a lot of things on Twitter. Here are some screenshots (read each image from bottom to top):

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Specifically, the realm of instructional content could truly be revolutionized if done right:

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Lest you think I’m only full of hot air:

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A lot of people responded. I’ve spent pretty much the whole day talking with people about this, and I think three people even asked to be hired. I’m putting all this here partly as a reminder to myself that this is important to me, and also as a reminder to myself that it’s important to a lot of people who aren’t me. And also because I’d very much like to continue this conversation.

So tell me, do you buy instructional ebooks (cookbooks, crafts books, etc.)? Do they work for you? Could they work better?

Do you write instructional books? Do you publish them digitally? How’s that work for you? Could it be done better?