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Approach to digital present. What is next for the book? The Things We Can Do with Books: Projects from the Bleeding Edge
by Hugh McGuire, Brian Francis O'Leary
Essays from the bleeding edge of publishing.
We have moved from maybe-e to definitely-e in the publishing world.
This book is a handbook of kinds, giving a front-line view of where we are and where we are going in publishing.
This book is the result of a belief: that “digital” fundamentally alters the mechanics of publishing books. There is much talk about this shift in the publishing world, a calendar filled with conferences, a blogosphere popping with opinion, and not a few op-eds and even books on this very topic, ...
Indeed the idea for Book came about not so much as an idea for a book, as a way to put to real-world use a new kind of digital tool for book publishing that my small company was (and is) in the process of building: PressBooks.com. PressBooks is a simple, but powerful web-based book production too...
So I pitched the idea for the book, first to my friend Brian O’Leary, who is as seasoned about book publishing as I am naive. Brian liked it, and we agreed that the best place for the book was O’Reilly Media, a publishing company known for its aggressive embrace of digital innovation. Joe Wikert,...
We’re building this book — writing, editorial, copyediting, proofing, and production of the ebook (and later print) output — on a new online tool, PressBooks, and learning valuable things in the process. We released the book in three parts, and O’Reilly experimented with staged pricing with these...
Book: A Futurist’s Manifesto is as much about the process as it is about the content. A big part of that process is you, the reader — because publishing does not stop once the book goes out into the wild. Maybe that’s when publishing really begins. We’d love to get your feedback, thoughts and cri...
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