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Should I include a version number?

dreuby When I create an ebook, should I include a version number, so that people (including myself!) can see if I've created an updated or new version?

Posted on: 7:35 pm on March 27, 2001
ebookcovercentral May be a good idea to do that if you think that your information will need frequent updates. Depends on the ebook content.

I like version numbers and use them on some ebooks, but not others. To me, a version number gives it a "software" feel and I always like to see "software" updates, because I know that the next version is better than the one I currently have.

What is the ebook about?

Posted on: 11:30 pm on March 27, 2001
dreuby Thanks for the reply. The book I'm thinking of using a version number on is about searching the web without the search engines - using software such as Alexa and WebFerret, and specialist web sites. It will need fairly frequent updates as the software changes, and as web sites come and go. I also keep thinking (or finding on the web) things that I'd like to include or change, so perhaps a version number will be appropriate for that.

Posted on: 9:51 am on March 28, 2001
EBookCompiler I would say Yes too

What you might want to do is include a date of last update.

If you turn on the Preprocessor on the HTML files containing the date, this can be updated automatically. Use code something like this:

Last compiled on [={compilemonth}]/[={compileday}]/[={compileyear}]

Posted on: 12:36 pm on March 28, 2001

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