Liza Daly

Liza Daly is the president of Threepress Consulting and an experienced software engineer in digital publishing. In 2008 she developed Bookworm, one of the first open source EPUB readers, which is now hosted and sponsored by O’Reilly Media. In 2010 she is launching Ibis Reader, a cross-platform, HTML5-based mobile web reading system. Liza is a strong advocate for experimentation, agile development, and innovation in publishing.

iPad and ebooks: Lots of unanswered questions

An iPad simulator isn't the same as the real device, and that's going to slow things down

Liza Daly says a host of unanswered questions about the iPad's ebook functionality coupled with the disconnect between simulators and hardware, will delay publishing innovation. But one upside: the iPad's hardware will ultimately benefit both native apps and web-based apps.

Slides from "What Publishers Need to Know about Digitization" Webcast

Slides from the "What Publishers Need to Know about Digitization" webcast.

The Analog Hole: Another Argument Against DRM

No matter how strong the encryption, digital rights management can't block "analog hole" piracy.

Publishing Lessons from Web 2.0 Expo

A collection of publishing-centric takeaways from the recent Web 2.0 conference in New York City.

How to Read any Type of Document on the Kindle (Almost)

With a little work and help from some undocumented features, it's possible to read PDFs with their native layout on the Kindle.

Optimizing Web Content for the Kindle Browser

Distribute ebooks on your Web site? Make sure Kindle users can get what they're looking for.

Processing the Deep Backlist at the New York Times

At OSCON, Derek Gottfrid explained how the New York Times is using Amazon cloud computing services to make the paper's historical archive viewable on the Web.

ALA 2008: Librarians and Patrons Want More Openness

Librarians and publishers debated a host of e-publishing issues at the 2008 American Library Association conference.

Exploring DIY E-Reader Platforms

Don't like any of the e-readers currently available? Here are some ideas on building your own.

Release Early, Release Often: Agile Software Development in Publishing

Agile software development has transformed online product development. Can it do the same in publishing?