“Perhaps we are already discovering that this new world is a touch more fertile” for enhanced ebooks than we thought. Or is this wishful thinking on my colleague Philip Jones’ part? His musings on this issue are timely, particularly as they came to us in his Tuesday FutureBook column, The smart book for a new… Read More
A Digital Picket Line: The Authors Guild Would Like Your Attention
‘Authors Are More Vulnerable To Exploitation Than Ever’ London-based publisher Michael Bhaskar has called digitally empowered readers “the power brokers who matter most” in publishing today. While that kind of commentary refers to the industry’s efforts to strike a more direct-to-consumer stance with a curatorial audience, there are other ways in which readers soon may begin… Read More
FutureBook Hackers at work: Did we tell them enough?
As the mists rise off the beanbags here at the Roberts Building on the campus of University College London, the FutureBook Hack has about 19 hacker-participants at work. FutureBook-pink blankets still cover some shoulders. The smell of breakfast being set up is encouraging. It’s early morning. More teammates will join these. The message goes out:… Read More