FutureBook takes on the rage of Konrath, et. al., by describing what they do for authors and why it shows the publishing business is not as heaertless as some say. Actually, the argument is (necessarily) imperfect, since what it describes is that one publisher assists some of their authors some of the time. But. It's another viewpoint.
Many ebooks are just scanned versions of the print edition. Here are few observations and tips on how to create something that uses the medium better: FutureBook. Since digital books are a new medium, their design future lies in the future, but there are a few simple things to do. One, they should be visited by the spellchecker and proofread (again) to eliminate errors. Two, consider the reader. Some books features, such as illustrations and maps are too small to consult in most ereaders—
If you feel access to a decent library is a bedrock of civilization then the battle between publishers and libraries is serious business indeed. FutureBook takes a look. Basically, publishers are not sure how to monetize ebooks sales to libraries and liraries, hemmed in increasingly tight budgets, are beginning to battle back.