Julia Child Shows the World the Drawbacks and Benefits of eBooks


For eReading devices, black and white text is easy. Novels- great! Memoirs- great! Short story collections- great! But cookbooks? With their fancy formatting, pictures, columns, and fonts? Not so easy.

An interesting piece in a recent New York Times describes publisher Alfred A. Knopf’s challenges in converting Julia Child’s classic “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” into an eBook. In the end, some sacrifices were made, but the digital format allowed for some new advantages too, especially on tablet devices like the iPad.

Check out the full article HERE.


Chris Robley
Chris Robley is an award-winning poet, songwriter, performer, and music producer who now lives in Portland, Maine after more than a decade in Portland, Oregon. His music has been praised by NPR, the LA Times, the Boston Globe, and others. Skyscraper Magazine said he is “one of the best short-story musicians to come along in quite some time.” Robley’s poetry has been published or is forthcoming in POETRY, Prairie Schooner, Poetry Northwest, Beloit Poetry Journal, RHINO, Magma Poetry, and more. He is the 2013 winner of Boulevard's Poetry Prize for Emerging Writers and the 2014 recipient of a Maine Literary Award in the category of "Short Works Poetry."


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