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Dispatches from the Digital Revolution

‘Tis time for Shakespeare in ebook land: Two new adaptations of the bard’s classics

Summer never truly feels like summer until I get myself a healthy dose of Shakespeare. With Shakespeare in the Park in New York and Shakespeare on the Common here in … Continue reading

July 6, 2012

Reading v. storytelling: let’s prioritize

Last week, Digital Book World published a blog post by Chris Rechsteiner about how the future of publishing depends on getting people to read again. In his article, Chris boldly states, … Continue reading

May 24, 2012 · 3 Comments

The future of publishing: a nightmare?

In a recent Publishers Weekly article about the upcoming Frankenstein app (click here for a more in-depth look at the implications of this app), a quote by app author Dave … Continue reading

May 3, 2012 · 4 Comments

Book apps: The next dimension

An article in Publishers Weekly caught my eye this week. It’s about an upcoming enhanced ebook based on the classic, Frankenstein—but don’t expect this to be merely a Waste Land-esque … Continue reading

May 2, 2012 · 4 Comments

The mysterious specter that is Nook Audio

“Let him not quit his belief that a popgun is a popgun, though the ancient and honorable of the earth affirm it to be the crack of doom.” ~ Ralph Waldo … Continue reading

April 25, 2012 · 2 Comments

The beauty of multimedia

Spurred on by the emergence of tablets and increasingly polished enhanced ebooks, the publishing industry is barreling towards a future in which books, blogs, magazines, video games, and websites create … Continue reading

February 21, 2012 · 1 Comment

Are library ebooks threatening ebook sales?

By KEIRA LYONS For poor graduate students like me, the OverDrive app has become an invaluable source of entertainment. If you’re reading a book a week like I am, paying … Continue reading

January 3, 2012 · 7 Comments

The evolution of digital enhancement: Hypertext

Last week, I recounted my shock at the surprising history of ebooks with a look at print adaptations and CD-ROM in the 90s. The floppy disk has long since gone the … Continue reading

December 20, 2011

Technology for the sake of technology, or do enhanced ebooks really add value?

By ERICA HARTNETT If you ask a technology leader about the role of innovation in business, the response might go something like this: Never implement technology for the sake of … Continue reading

November 13, 2011 · 2 Comments

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