Rethinking Rights in a Transmedia World

In Digital by Daniel Kalder

By Daniel Kalder As President of Brain Candy LLC, Scott Walker is one of the individuals behind the project Runes of Gallidon, an online fantasy world in which a community of fans are invited to contribute characters, concepts and stories to the central concept. It’s what Walker bills as “a guided collaborative enterprise breaking down the barrier between creator and …

Take our Enhanced E-book Survey

In What's the Buzz by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson Inspired by today’s discussion question, “Which E-book Enhancements Do You Prefer?” (and some interesting comments about integrating Google Earth into e-books), we have set up a new, two-part survey. We’re asking you to tell us which e-book enhancements you think are the best. If you don’t see your favorite enhancement on this list, leave a comment! The …

Which E-book Enhancements Do You Prefer?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka Today’s lead article reveals that just 7% of the 600 publishers surveyed by Aptara are enhancing e-books. Enhancements can take a variety of forms. Some involve the use of multimedia, such as audio narration and film clips embedded in the text. Others are more simple, such as the inclusion of authors interviews, reading club questions and sample …

What are the New Digital Classics?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka Today’s lead story looks at a new study on digital publishing released by the Forum d’Avignon and Bain & Co. The end of the report cites the challenge of sifting through all the new digital content to decide what to preserve: “It is unclear how digitally born contents will be sifted, particularly in non-linear, hybrid and social …