Burning the Page The EBook Revolution and the Future of Reading

ISBN-10: 1402288832

ISBN-13: 9781402288838

Edition: 2013

Authors: Jason Merkoski

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A groundbreaking vision on the future of reading, from an early innovator on Amazon's Kindle team. Is digital the death knell for print? Or will it reinvigorate the written word? What will happen to bookstores, book browsing, libraries, even autographs? Will they die out—or evolve into something new? In Burning the Page, digital pioneer Jason Merkoski charts the ebook revolution's striking impact on the ways in which we create, discover, and share ideas. From the sleek halls of Silicon Valley to the jungles of Southeast Asia, Merkoski explores how ebooks came to be and predicts innovative and interactive ways digital content will shape our lives. Throughout, you are invited to continue the conversation online and help shape this exciting new world of "Reading 2.0." For those who love books, collect books, own an e-reader, vow never to own one, or simply want to know where books are headed, this is a crucial guide to both the future of reading and to our digital culture as a whole.
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Book details

List price: $14.99
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/6/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

How It Started
Introduction to "Bookmarks"
The History of Books
Bookmark: Reading in Bed
The Origin of Ebooks
Bookmark: Annotations
Launching the Kindle
Bookmark: Knapsacks, Book Bags, and Baggage
Improving Perfection: Launching the Kindle2
Bookmark: Burning Books
The First Competitors
Bookmark: Book Browsing
The Neurobiology of Reading
Bookmark: Love Letters Preserved between Pages
Why Books (and Ebooks) Can Never Be Replaced
Bookmark: Indexes
Igniting Readers at Last!
Bookmark: Autographs
Wax Cylinders and Technological Obsolescence
Bookmark: Used Books
Fanning the Flames of Revolution
Bookmark: Inscriptions
Innovators and Laggards: The New Face of Publishing
Bookmark: Bookstores
Our Books Are Moving to the Cloud
Bookmark: Bookshelves
Google: A Facebook for Books?
Bookmark: Book Discovery
Globalization
Bookmark: Dictionaries
Language Change: "Whan that Aprille, with hise shoures soote…"
Bookmark: Dog-Eared Pages
Education: Print or Digital?
Bookmark: Book Covers
Libraries
Bookmark: Bookworms
The Future of E-Reader Hardware: Pico Projectors?
Bookmark: Lost Libraries
The Future of Writing
Bookmark: Degraded Text
Digitizing Culture
Bookmark: Altered Books
Reading: A Dying Art?
Bookmark: Attention Spans
The Last Digital Frontier
Acknowledgments
About the Author
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