Cover for The Reluctant Pilgrim Sample page from the print edition of The Reluctant Pilgrim Sample page from The Reluctant Pilgrim as displayed by iBooks iPad app Sample page from The Reluctant Pilgrim as displayed by Kobo iPad app Sample page from The Reluctant Pilgrim as displayed by Kindle Paperwhite

THE RELUCTANT PILGRIM

An Incomplete Guide to Walking the Camino de Santiago

by Paul Huschilt
published by Signan Press

this unassuming little book presented many challenges and opportunities: illustrations, footnotes, sidebars, charts and appendices all required flexible formatting. On the fun side, I was able to play with the travel-book genre. The Reluctant Pilgrim was produced in print, print-on-demand and ebook editions (EPUB and Kindle), and that was where even more challenges arose: trying to get a semi-consistent look among many different ebook readers and apps.

To illustrate some of the differences and compromises among print and various ebook formats and dsplays, shown here, from top to bottom are: the print edition cover and the Day Twelve opening page in print, EPUB in iBooks on the iPad, EPUB in Kobo app on the iPad, and Kindle mobi on the Kindle Paperwhite.