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The history of the book, from its handmade origins through to the golden age of print.
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The Publisher’s Anxiety at the Electronic Book : Publishing Perspectives

The Publisher’s Anxiety at the Electronic Book  : Publishing Perspectives | Book history | Scoop.it
Despite the advances in digital books and storytelling technology, Penguin executive Jeff Gomez says that publishers have so far focused on the wrong things.
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Twitter and literature: unlikely bedfellows?

Twitter and literature: unlikely bedfellows? | Book history | Scoop.it
Twitter's forthcoming 'celebration of storytelling' will severely test a medium that works best for conversation, writes Anna Baddeley...
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How Online Reading Is Changing - And How to Cope!

Yesterday we outlined five reasons why Web publishing is undergoing a sea change, via new services like Medium, Branch, Svtle and App.net. In today's post, we turn our attention to the readers. We're all readers, in some capacity.
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Internet Archive: Digital Library of Free Books, Movies, Music & Wayback Machine

Internet Archive: Digital Library of Free Books, Movies, Music & Wayback Machine | Book history | Scoop.it
Internet Archive is a non-profit digital library offering free universal access to books, movies & music, as well as 150 billion archived web pages.
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Cowbird · A witness to life

Cowbird · A witness to life | Book history | Scoop.it
Cowbird · Use Cowbird to keep a diary of your life and help us document the major sagas shaping the world.
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Meet Nelson, Coupland and Alice: IDEO's Future Books

Meet Nelson, Coupland and Alice: IDEO's Future Books | Book history | Scoop.it
Last week, design innovation factory IDEO wowed us with a reinvention of the woefully stagnant ATM.
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Coming Soon: Jennifer Egan's

Coming Soon: Jennifer Egan's | Book history | Scoop.it
This evening, the New Yorker Fiction Department (@NYerFiction) will start tweeting Jennifer Egan’s new story “Black Box,” which will appear in its entirety in the Science Fiction Issue, out on Monday.
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Publishing Perspectives : Words of Wisdom from the World E-Reading Congress 2012

Publishing Perspectives : Words of Wisdom from the World E-Reading Congress 2012 | Book history | Scoop.it
Access not ownership, relationships not transactions and concerns over who owns the channel to market, were all key themes of the 2nd World E-Reading Congress.
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Speculations on the Future of the Book at MIT Conference

The “Unbound: Speculations on the Future of the Book” conference held at MIT looked at forms the book might take, including DNA in a bacterium.
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Neil Gaiman Launches New Crowdsourced Storytelling Project (Sponsored by the New BlackBerry)

Neil Gaiman Launches New Crowdsourced Storytelling Project (Sponsored by the New BlackBerry) | Book history | Scoop.it
The tech-savviest among us may greet the news of a new BlackBerry phone with an exaggerated yawn, if that. But we have reasons not to dismiss the latest iteration of Research in Motion's flagship product entirely.
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Publishing Perspectives :
Despite Promise, Transmedia Publishing Still Mostly a Mess

Publishing Perspectives :<br/> Despite Promise, Transmedia Publishing Still Mostly a Mess | Book history | Scoop.it
Publishers still can’t quite work out what to do with the transmedia form, but they are trying. Some pioneers are slowly building a secret world of new literature.
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É o futuro, estúpido!!!

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New Media Writing Prize 2012

New Media Writing Prize 2012 | Book history | Scoop.it
The New Media Writing Prize encourages writers working with new media to showcase their skills, provoke discussion and raise awareness of new media writing, the future of the 'written' word and storytelling.
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5 Reasons Why Web Publishing is Changing (Again)

We're witnessing another sea change in Web publishing. From Pinterest at the beginning of this year to the launch this week of a new product from two Twitter founders, Medium, 2012 has been a year where the norms of publishing are being challenged.
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Brave New World: Creating A Virtuous Circle for Book Exchange

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Publishing Perspectives : Textbooks in the Future: Born Digital, Regular Updates, and Lifelong Access

Publishing Perspectives : Textbooks in the Future: Born Digital, Regular Updates, and Lifelong Access | Book history | Scoop.it
Vikram Savkar from Nature Publishing Group describes the mission behind his successful digital textbook, Principles of Biology, at the IDPF Conference.
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Publishing Perspectives : A Cloud-Based Subscription Model for Books: The Challenges and Opportunities

Justo Hidalgo argues that 24Symbol's business model is a counterbalance to piracy, fills a need for readers, will generate print sales for publishers.
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Publishing Perspectives : STM Publishing Delivers Innovative Tools to Researchers

Publishing Perspectives : STM Publishing Delivers Innovative Tools to Researchers | Book history | Scoop.it
Cheap cloud computing, improved search and database tools, big data and a commitment to a better user experience are all driving innovation in STM publishing.
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Will paper books exist in the future? Yes, but they’ll look different.

Will paper books exist in the future? Yes, but they’ll look different. | Book history | Scoop.it
The change has come more slowly to books than it came to music or to business correspondence, but by now it feels inevitable. The digital era is upon us. The Twilights and Freedoms of 2025 will be consumed primarily as e-books.
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