Your Book as a Database (Part 2)

In Resources, What's the Buzz by Edward Nawotka

By Chris Kubica Yesterday, in Your Book as a Database: A Primer, we laid the foundation for thinking of books as relational databases. Today, I want to expand that to demonstrate how you can rate a single book to the larger ecosystem of books and reading. Books, readers and their libraries Have a look at another book-as-database diagram with some …

Should Writers Write for Themselves or Others?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka Today’s lead story by Chris Kubica outlines a future for books in which they are not physical objects, but relational databases. The, argues Kubica, enables the writer to open up the text and unlock the information inside, allowing the reader to engage more fully — and even participate — in the growth and development of the book. …

Your Book as a Database: A Primer

In Guest Contributors & Editorial by Guest Contributor

  By Chris Kubica Read Part Two and Part Three of this article on our news blog. Imagine the future of books not as physical objects, but as relational databases… Autobiographies, written in semi-real-time as the authors live their lives Massively multi-reader “Choose Your Own Adventure”-like role-playing books where everyone’s choices shape the story Serialized novels, like David Copperfield, only …