Thursday, May 19, 2011

What's new? Alerting readers to ebook revisions - O'Reilly Radar

What's new? Alerting readers to ebook revisions - O'Reilly Radar:
"Ebooks, in theory, should be easy to change. After all, a huge print book drawback — stale text sitting on a shelf — no longer constrains digital editions of textbooks, fast-moving tech topics, or a biography of Charlie Sheen.

But between theory and reality stand two big challenges:

Getting the changes to readers who've already downloaded an ebook file
Spotlighting what's changed, so folks don't have to hunt for the meaningful fresh bits"