Posts tagged Anne of Green Gables
What does it mean to ‘respect the reader’ in today’s digital age?
February 9, 2013 | 8:08 pm
Two articles crossed my inbox the other day that approached the concept of 'respect the reader' from different angles. The first was a write-up about a now-controversial Kindle edition of the beloved Canadian classic, Anne of Green Gables, which has stock cover art that portrays Anne as a buxom blonde, and not the humble-looking (but spunky) redhead the book describes. They designed the cover without even reading the book! They desecrated a beloved classic! Gasp! The second article was from a Web designer, Baldur Bjarnason, who writes about a trick he's noticed some e-book designers employing, and which involves a brief note that...