Daniel Reetz, the founder of the DIY Book Scanner community, has recently started making videos of prototyping and shop tips. If you are tinkering with a book scanner (or any other project) in your home shop, these tips will come in handy. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn0gq8 ... g_8K1nfInQ

A book designer talks about the future of ebooks

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A book designer talks about the future of ebooks

Post by daniel_reetz » 07 Mar 2010, 09:36


Pretty interesting article, though I don't think the iPad is the pivotal device that will move everyone to ebooks. I do like how he's actually talking about books themselves and what they contain, instead of wailing about the end of publishing or how much authors will be paid. All in all, a unique voice and a well-considered article.

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Re: A book designer talks about the future of ebooks

Post by dbmoura » 11 Mar 2010, 13:44

This article by Jason Epstein talk about:
"The transition within the book publishing industry from physical inventory stored in a warehouse and trucked to retailers to digital files stored in cyberspace and delivered almost anywhere on earth as quickly and cheaply as e-mail is now underway and irreversible."
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