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End of the Season
I got the chance to work with Gary a few times during my tenure at Vook. You should check out his vook, Crush It! It was one of the first projects that I worked on at the company — and … Continue reading
Can a book stop a bullet?
Check out Electric Lit‘s App too. It’s a good one. (Beware the graphic cover this month. Whoa.)
Destroyed iPads = Art?
MediaBistro posted the art of Michael Tompert and Paul Fairchild. It’s a must see.
TechCrunch today posted this video demo of Rethink Books, a new start up which focuses on the social features of books. Without question, it’s got some neat functionality. The comments of Erick Schonfeld are right on point noting that currently … Continue reading
eBook Information Architecture
James McQuivey’s most recent estimate on eBooks is not surprising. As he put it in his blog, “The punchline is this: 2010 will end with $966 million in eBooks sold to consumers. By 2015, the industry will have nearly tripled … Continue reading
IDEO: The Future of the Book
A dozen or so people emailed me this video when it was released a few weeks ago. The ideas are impressive, engaging. They make sense. They would make the reading experience all that much more enjoyable and interactive. “Nelson” helps … Continue reading
Amazon recently released a brand new Kindle commercial highlighting the problem with reading on the iPad in direct sunlight. I was on the beach recently with my iPad, and I have to say, that even under and umbrella, it was … Continue reading
$46 Million to Kno?
Hardware companies require a good deal of funding to succeed, and I’m surprised it’s actually not more money. Hardware + software + content = a tough play. With so many text book publishers looking to get into this market themselves, … Continue reading
Seth Godin Quits Traditional Publishing
When a twelve-time New York Bestselling author quits traditional publishing it’s big news. And Seth Godin has just announced that he is out. “I’ve decided not to publish any more books in the traditional way. 12 for 12 and I’m … Continue reading
Books Better than eBooks?
Read Write Web recently posted on why physical books are better than eBooks. It’s a good list, made in response to their previous post on why you should read your next book as an eBook. 1. Feel: “Paper books just … Continue reading