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Once again I missed my usual Friday posting day. Let me just catch you up on what’s going on with the book and the eBook.

Galleys have gone out–the pub date, for both eBook and print edition, is June 1. And Bill Jones, the book’s designer and eBook coder, has finished a draft of the eBook, which they’re looking over now.

I’m hoping to show you some samples of the various kinds of code inside an eBook, but while I’m figuring out the best way to present that so it’s not too boring, I thought I’d give you a silly little example of the kind of HTML-ish code inside an eBook at work.

In the meantime, I submit the following for your approval. An eBook starts as the author’s text. To become a functional eBook, you add a version of HTML to tell the program that’s looking at the book what to do with it.

So, if you type this:

You get this (and the links would actually take you to pages in the eBook):

Craig’s Tiny eBook

Craig’s Awesome First Chapter

This just gives you an idea of what a table of contents might look like. More soon.