Book: A Futurist's Manifesto

Book A Futurist s Manifesto The ground beneath the book publishing industry dramatically shifted in the year the Kindle and the iPhone debuted Widespread consumer demand for these and other devices has brought the pace of

  • Title: Book: A Futurist's Manifesto
  • Author: Hugh McGuire Brian O'Leary Otis Y. Chandler
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 151
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The ground beneath the book publishing industry dramatically shifted in 2007, the year the Kindle and the iPhone debuted Widespread consumer demand for these and other devices has brought the pace of digital change in book publishing from it might happen sometime to it s happening right now and it is happening faster than anyone predicted.Yet this is only a transitionThe ground beneath the book publishing industry dramatically shifted in 2007, the year the Kindle and the iPhone debuted Widespread consumer demand for these and other devices has brought the pace of digital change in book publishing from it might happen sometime to it s happening right now and it is happening faster than anyone predicted.Yet this is only a transitional phase Book A Futurist s Manifesto is your guide to what comes next, when all books are truly digital, connected, and ubiquitous Through this collection of essays from thought leaders and practitioners, you ll become familiar with a wide range of developments occurring in the wake of this digital book shakeup Discover new tools that are rapidly transforming how content is created, managed, and distributed Understand the increasingly critical role that metadata plays in making book content discoverable in an era of abundance Look inside some of the publishing projects that are at the bleeding edge of this digital revolution Learn how some digital books can evolve moment to moment, based on reader feedbackWith Book A Futurist s Manifesto, we at O Reilly Media are actively practicing what we preach Written and edited on PressBooks, a new web based book production system, this book also invites reader feedback throughout its development Read the initial chapters and tell us where you d like to go next Are there topics you would like us to explore Are there areas you want to go in depth Let us know

    159 Comment

    • Koen Verbrugge says:

      A great read, from Brian O'Leary's great opening article 'Context, Not containers' untill the 'readers bill of rights' by Kassia Krosser.To be honest, only 6 articles really caught my attention, which is not a problem since you can skim through the other parts without missing out. To me the other 12 parts felt like a bonus.The articles that did matter gave me great insight in some publishing startups, the consequences of DRM and the interdependencies between publishers and e-reader software. The [...]

    • Cheryl says:

      McGuire's the founder of LibriVox! Awesome - Looking forward to reading more of this and all the subsequent updates.

    • David Sky says:

      I first heard about this book on the CBC podcast/radio-show Spark (episode 190: Rituals, Reality, Reading) and started reading it for free, online at bookessbooks/

    • Nathan says:

      This is, as the subtitle promises, a book of essays. Consequently there’s no central theme: essayists explore the future of the book from the vantage point of their own piece of the publishing industry. I found the most value in the overall rather than the specific essays.“It is time to see publishing as a whole—newspapers, magazines, and books—as part of a disrupted continuum. Digital makes convergence not only possible—it has made convergence inevitable. Marketers have become publish [...]

    • R. Scot Johns says:

      Part 1: The SetupMixed bag of essays aimed for the most part at medium to large scale publishing houses whose outmoded production model is in flux. While much of the content is of little use to indie authors and other content creators, the overall discussion of the changing landscape of publishing is informative and enlightening (if often pedantic and heavy-handed).Of most value and interest for myself (as an author and independent publisher) were Liza Daly's essay on "What We Can Do with Books" [...]

    • Ellen says:

      I enjoyed reading this book, and many of the chapters still hold up well over the time which has passed since publication. This is a rapidly changing area. Some of the chapters were worth fives stars, but some others changed this view. The diverse chapters provide an over view of possible futures for books, based on current information. It is not a book of scenarios, but of extrapolations from current behaviour.

    • Ami Iida says:

      Books and e-books are differentWhat is the difference?paper books have been continued to read more than 2000 years .It has been released current e-books.Many avid readers hate e-books.There are several functions of e-book reader that paper books cannot be.E-books have the future of every books.I expect them.

    • John says:

      Great survey of some threads currently unraveling in the publishing world. The book is a few years old at this point but many of the articles are still relevant and the issues they address are in the same place they were years ago.

    • Jennifer says:

      Librarians! Read this! Please.Or at least this essay by Craig Mod, mind-blowing: bookessbooks/chapter/bo

    • Jay McNair says:

      Lots of the articles felt like must-reads for emerging digital issues in publishing—impressive. Also free. Some duds.

    • Masaru SHIMIZU says:

      I am good in various ways

    • Yutaro Harada says:

      very good!!!

    • Mills College Library says:

      070.5 B7241 2012

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