Tom Cheredar: "With the growing number of digital distractions vying for the attention of your kids, reading books might seem far less appealing. Interactive books can bridge the gap, and some of them are having real success."
Will Freeman: "The concept behind augmented reality books is simple: a physical book contains many elements that elude the human eye, only visible through the use of various apps, gadgets and other devices. "
From cave paintings to Maurice Sendak, a look at the masters of the form...
[A long and in-depth article which ends appropriately at the eBook: "The eBook isn't about winning or losing. It's about an 'exploration,' and experience, rather like a pop-up book. What many publishers are doing wrong at the moment is just copying printed picturebooks on to this format, which does both media a disservice."]
Jane Austen is suddenly all the fashion. Hot on the heels of Joanna Trollope's reworking of Sense and Sensibility comes the news that PD James has written a whodunnit set within the world of Pride and Prejudice.
Nina Lassam: "Instead of relying on the off-screen personalities and public appearance of the writer, director and major actors to sell the film, The Hunger Games marketing campaign has pivoted around the story itself" ...
The rise of the experimental paperback and how 'typophotography' paved the information superhighway.
[This in-depth article accompanies the publication of The Electric Information Age Book: Mcluhan/Agel/Fiore and the Experimental Paperback. "Ultimately, The Electric Information Age Book is about what made this collaborative book innovation — which McLuhan called “the mosaic of instantaneous communication,” “the process rather than the complete product of discovery” — extraordinary at the time, but also about how it paved the way for the tectonic shifts happening in media today, with our customizable iEverything and highly visual neo-magazines a-la-Flipboard."]
When Brandon Trudel first saw mentions of “Nexus Humanus,” an organization that promises to “create sustainable happiness, one life at a time” on Twitter, he had no idea he was about to be pulled deep down inside an alternate reality and the world of BZRK...
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