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VueScan Scanner Software

I posted about this on Facebook but I thought I'd mention it here too. When MacOS X first came out, there were very few scanner drivers so I bought VueScan. Even if you can get the manufacturer’s scanner driver, it’s usually not half as good. I bought the Pro version which means I get free updates forever and it has been a godsend. When you buy a new scanner, you don’t have to install or learn any new driver software. I have 2 scanners, an Epson Perfection 4990 Photo and the one in my HP Envy 4500 multifunction printer. Using VueScan for both makes life mch easier. Oh, and it's available for Macs, Windows machines and Linux. See the VueScan website. I have no association this company and receive no referral fees. I only mention it because it is a great piece of software which has served me well for many years and deserves to be better known.

Brexit Books

I recently created a new website at http:www.brexitbooks.com. Since the Brexit debate is still raging, I thought it would be useful to offer reviews of books on the subject and a place to order them from Amazon. It is rather time consuming and, so far, not at all profitable. The greatest frustration is that I haven't yet found a book from an anti-Brexit stance which I feel I can recommend. Is there anyone out there with a reasoned and reasonable anti-Brexit stance who would like to review some books for me or would lie to comment on my posts? There's no money in it, I'm afraid.

Kennedy's New Latin Primer – Why has it taken so long?

Let's face it, Tiger of the Stripe isn't the largest media company in the world and things take a bit longer than they do in our larger rivals, not least because we don't have a lot of cash to throw at projects. Kennedy's New Latin Primer is made all the more demanding by the decision made in the first edition to have US and UK editions. I don't regret this because there nouns and adjectives are declined in a different order in the two countries and it is unreasonable to expect readers in either country to adapt to the traditions of the other. However, it does add to the amount of work required. The UK edition is nearly complete, although it still needs a final proofread. I have decided that, like last time, the two editions should be published simultaneously, so the UK edition will have to wait until the US edition is ready. We may also publish iBook versions, although I can't really imagine using such a thing. What is certain is that there will be no Kindle version, as the format simply cannot cope with such complex texts. An ePub 3 version is possible as our iBooks are basically created in that format.

All Change at Tiger of the Stripe Shortly

I'll be the first to admit that this website has become very messy and dowdy. I am in the middle of redesigning it and I hope to relaunch it fairly soon. More importantly, we should soon have some new books, after a very long publishing famine. In particular, I hope to bring out the long-awaited second edition of Kennedy's New Latin Primer in early 2018.

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