THE ILLUSTRATED BOOK: A SURVEY OF GENRES

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…

http://colophon.com/gallery/minsky/intro.htm

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

THE TRUTH ABOUT SELF PUBLISHING

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

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A couple of years ago, Amanda Hocking needed to raise a few hundred dollars so, in desperation, made her unpublished novel available on the Kindle.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