September 5th, 2009
Back in mid-August when I sent out the latest update to the Business of Real Estate Photography e-book update John Driggers of Adelaide, AU pointed out to me that he likes to read the PFRE e-books on his computer screen which is a horizontal format. Since the PFRE e-books are a vertical two column format it makes reading them on screen awkward. John suggested that I change the layout of the books to a single horizontal that would fit on a laptop screen best. He actually wants me to have to versions, one like they are now designed for printing and a second version designed for on screen reading but I’m not sure I’m ready to maintain two different layouts.
So, I’m asking e-book subscribers and blog readers to use the poll on the left side-bar to tell me which e-book layout you like best. Many subscribers tell me that they immediately print the PDF files after they download them so I’ve always assumed that most people read them in printed form.
I’m thinking that a vertical single column format may be a good compromise that would work for both printing and online reading. But first, I wanted to get some feedback before I make at he change. What do you Think?
Update 9/10/2009: Thanks everyone for the input. As of today 55% like the current format of the e-books and 35% would rather have it a vertical single column format. I’m going to look into producing a dual format that would satisfy almost everyone (85%). I think it will be possible but can’t promise when I’ll get this done. Stay tuned.