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Some historic facts about the illustrated bookand self publishing.
Since the scrolls of ancient Egypt, people have used images with text. The styles have evolved with changes in technology. Wood engraving, etching, lithography, and photography have been used to illustrate everything from travel books and encyclopedias to industrial product catalogs and scientific treatises. Contemporary artists discover new ways to express metaphors which are relevant to our era. Exhibit categories include…
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
What if someone had already figured out the answers to the world’s most pressing policy problems, but those solutions were buried deep in a PDF, somewhere nobody will ever read them?
In the era of the Kindle, a book costs the same price as a sandwich. Dennis Johnson, an independent publisher, says that “Amazon has successfully fostered the idea that a book is a thing of minimal value—it’s a widget.”
Article published on the New Yorker by George Packer:
The following article answers 5 big questions worth to consider before deciding self-publishing your book:
“..A 1930s back-page ad suggested that a self-published chapbook of poems would make the perfect Christmas gift for friends and family, but also warned, “no fame or riches.”
Friedman Jane (2009). The truth about self-publishing. Writers Digest. Retrieved from: http://www.writersdigest.com/writing-articles/by-writing-goal/get-published-sell-my-work/the-truth-about-self-publishing
A new plattform for books developed by Amazon. Analysts divided over whether Fire will sputter or be a blazing success
A couple of years ago, Amanda Hocking needed to raise a few hundred dollars so, in desperation, made her unpublished novel available on the Kindle.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.
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:
Children’s story books online:
Abstract – We are proposing a platform for a new form of the book, the sBook, which is a combination of the codex book and the e-book. The sBook combines the advantages of these two formats of the book as well as some additional features that we have designed for this new hybrid book.