Like a lot of bookish kids who grew up into bookish adults, I can never have enough books on hand. No matter how old I get, I can never talk myself out of carrying far too many books to reasonably read on a weekend vacation, filling my luggage near to burst just in case. What if I don't like it? What if it makes me irrevocably angry? Or sad? What if my favorite character dies and I need a break? Or what if I suddenly gain superhuman reading abilities, suddenly allowing me to read six full books a day?
But it's more than indecision that makes me love e-books. To me, ebooks were an inevitability, but they are not a bad development. As accessibility goes, they are the other side of the coin to audiobooks—generally cost- and space-efficient, with lightweight reading options and flexibility for those whose vision is perhaps not what it used to be. As a disabled veteran myself, there have been times where having access to digital books saved my sanity, and knowing how to create ebooks helps me pay that forward.
I generally do not accept freelance work for XML/HTML coding of ebooks without a full design project, but both are nevertheless invaluable skills in my publishing toolkit. If you'd like to see my files in detail, please download the file below and contact me for the password.