This week in book news: Vook enters the ebook fray; Amazon dodges UK tax; Nook tells London: shop online in the US; more book covers delight; Spanish books go underground in Arizona; PayPal won’t service ‘obscene’ titles; Unicorn Cookbook and Cooking With Poo. #storyofbooks
Follett, +Google in Education, authors, publishers big and small celebrated World Read Aloud Day on social media on 7 March. Google showcased a live chat on Hang Out featuring LeVar Burton (Kunta Kinte in "Roots"!). Awesome! #storyofbooks
By Salina Christmas Using social media such as video virals, Google +, Skype, blogs and also Twitter, educators, authors and publishers around the world have come together to celebrate the World Re......
How many ebooks are there? Mook, byook, vanilla book, digital born - and what's a pbook? Angus Phillips, Director, Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies, explains. In this clip, he shows us how a Sherlock Holmes novel works in a BYOOK. #storyofbooks
"The page is a cage" and photographers can't go on framing scenes in rectangles to progress. Refreshing ideas from Sam Syed, creative director Bonnier Technology Group, who presented the innovative iPad magazine platform Mag+ at "Whatever is to become of books?" during London Design Festival 2011. Plus video of Sam's presentation at Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, UCL. #storyofbooks
Will reading a physical book become a skill associated with taste, and thus, class? Marcus Gilroy-Ware, creator of Smartest, the open source online publishing platform, speculates. http://wp.me/p24b0T-d8 #storyofbooks
Nobody says 'that's a nice hard drive you have' when they visit your home. And what's the point of ebooks of you can't "lend books" to your mates? Medicins Sans Frontieres web editor - and carpenter - speaks up. #storyofbooks
The illustrator of "An Illustrated Dictionary of Cyborg Anthropology", Maggie Nichols, speaks to us about her love for audiobooks, and how digitality is shaping the art of book illustration. #storyofbooks @sojournpossef8
VIDEO: Digital anthropologists Juliano Spyer and Cosimo Lupo of UCL show us how the King James I bible could be scanned using a DIY open source book scanner in less than 10 minutes. You can download the open source software for Windows and Mac as well. #storyofbooks
By Salina Christmas. REPORT: “Whatever is to become of books?” at London Design Festival 2011. The office scanner is good for scanning pages, but try scanning a book using the machine and you will see...
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