Greetings! We are wrapping up production at #rdcHQ, printing and binding the copies of “E-Book Enlightenment” that will ship on Monday to our Kickstarter backers, as well as a select group of beta-testers! The print version came out just wonderful, and led to the decision that we will release more than one format of the book. Below are photographs of the “Easy Reader” edition:

This format is 8.5″ x 7″ which is very approachable and makes all of the technical information easy to digest – it’s a fun read! The other format will be part of a “Teacher’s Survival Kit” that is in development. This format will be a standard 8.5″ x 11″ design and will include additional material for the classroom. We plan to develop this with the next version of the book. We are in discussions with the author, James Simmons, on what to include in the next edition and we are excited about it – creating the final designer version of the book itself would make a very interesting chapter indeed! Speaking of which, we are releasing our PDFs today so anyone can download and enjoy them …

    → Easy Reader Print(8.5″ x 7″)
    → Easy Reader Online(8.5″ x 11″, with bookmarks)

The Easy Reader Online Edition includes bookmarks for enhanced navigation. We use a program called PrinceXML to generate our PDFs, and the online version includes a watermark on the first page that links to the website. It is a great program, and we were able to create our final “page proofs” of the book in the free version – we highly recommend it.

At last, the collaborative book we set out to create at the beginning of this summer is finally a reality! It was a real team effort by everyone involved – each individual played a vital role in its development, and the end product is a rewarding thing to behold. For everyone expecting their print copy – keep an eye on your mailbox next week!