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TED offers iOS customers 15 titles for $1 each

If you’re looking for some light, but still thoughtful, nonfiction to read, TED is temporarily offering its back-catalog — 15 short ebooks — for a flat $15 through its newly launched iOS store (link opens iTunes). TED is a technology/entertainment/design … Continue reading

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Miss Spider’s publisher explains how he’s wanted to create ebook apps since 1972

With all the blog chatter about myopic and hamstrung publishers, it’s easy to forget about the innovators like Nicholas Callaway… Continue reading

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The safe bet: following a print metaphor

This is part of my overview of interactive digital books as of October 2010.  Current trends in interactive book design Relying on the printed page metaphor Interactivity as content Telling stories beyond the printed page As of right now, the … Continue reading

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Current trends in interactive digital books

This is the first of a multi-post overview of interactive digital books as of October 2010.  Current trends in interactive book design Relying on the printed page metaphor Interactivity as content Telling stories beyond the printed page Ebooks are exciting … Continue reading

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A review of Amazon’s enhanced audio/video Kindle books

I purchased one of Amazon’s enhanced Kindle books this morning–Rose’s Heavenly Cakes, because who doesn’t like video footage of cakes?–to see what it’s like to read an ebook with audio and video. Here are some cursory thoughts on the experience. … Continue reading

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Amazon launches enhanced Kindle books with audio and video

Amazon has just announced “Kindle Editions with Audio/Video,” which include related audio or video clips embedded directly in the file. For now, these enhanced editions are only available on Apple devices running the Kindle software–that means iPad, iPhone, and iPod … Continue reading

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Chaos over securing digital rights for "enhanced" ebooks

If the history of commerce on the Internet is at all predictive, then we probably have a good ten years before big publishers bring the right big guns to the fight and suck up the majority of the market. That leaves a lot of time for disruptive newcomers to transform the marketplace significantly enough that they emerge as permanent and powerful market leaders. Continue reading

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