Summer is moving along too fast this year. I haven’t read nearly as many books as I had planned but last week I finished Triptych by Karin Slaughter (a good read). After finishing the book I looked up the meaning of the word ‘triptych’ and the first definition was a 3 panel painting (which was used in the book). The second definition was a 3-hinged tablet written on in ancient times.
SAS Publishing doesn’t produce any 3-hinged tablets but we do offer our customers books in three formats: hardcopy, ebook, and CDROM. I remember when we shipped boxes of books with each new software shipment. The mountain of books became so large that we moved the
books to CDROM and to SAS system Help. Does your bookshelf look like this one?
Today the popular new format is the eBook. The publishing industry has seen growth of eBook sales outperforming hardcopy books over the past year.
Publishers are all buzzing about getting their books in ebook format. For SAS, we are moving in that direction, but carefully. ePub (the most common format used to create an ebook) doesn’t handle tables and inline equations very well. So please be patient with us as you will not find all of your favorite SAS books as an eBook just yet. But do let us know which titles you want as an eBook and also what device (or tablet) you’re using. I think there may be a diptych tablet (2 panel) but I haven’t heard of any triptych tablets. Have you?