Comprehension: Kindle vs paperback book

A new study by European researchers found that recollection of plot points and story lines were “significantly” worse for readers who read on a Kindle versus a paperback book, the Guardian reports.

Full Article: http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/aug/19/readers-absorb-less-kindles-paper-study-plot-ereader-digitisation

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IS IPAD FOR ADULTS OR THEIR CHILDREN?

The idea of tablets as devices for children didn’t come from the manufacturers: it came from parents. Apple’s first iPad in 2010, and the first wave of Android tablets that followed, were aimed at adults…

Dredge (2014, March 10) Apps for children in 2014: looking for the mobile generation. The Guardian. Retrieved from: http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/mar/10/apps-children-2014-mobile-generation

Successful Self-publishing writer

A couple of years ago, Amanda Hocking needed to raise a few hundred dollars so, in desperation, made her unpublished novel available on the Kindle. She has since sold over 1.5m books and, in the process, changed publishing forever.

She is not an illustrator, but  Amanda Hocking’s case,  shows those hidden opportunities of selfpublishing and the use of new plattforms.

Full Article: http://www.theguardian.com/books/2012/jan/12/amanda-hocking-self-publishing

E-books: Ugliest examples

The world wide web is full of good examples of nice ideas horribly implemented, or bad ideas with good plattforms or designs. Here you will find some examples I found when i googled: Online illustrated books:

Free e-books for children:

http://the-office.com/bedtime-story/itssocold.htm

Children’s story books online:

http://www.magickeys.com/books/

http://www.bygosh.com

http://pdfreebooks.org/alice-in-wonderland-book.htm

SNAKE LEAVES. An online illustrated book and other online art

Some good examples of a digital online illustrated books.

The story happens in one single scenery, illustrations changes, after some point you need to scroll down and scroll right to discover the whole story:

http://emcarroll.com/comics/prince/andthesea.html

Illustrated dreams diary:

http://emcarroll.com/comics/dreams/dreams.html

Very nice animated illustration: http://www.immersive-garden.com/

A very classic example of illustration taking advantage of media resources:

http://zoomquilt2.madmindworx.com/zoomquilt2.swf