Contents

  1. Preface

  2. Introduction

  3. I. The Setup: Approaches to the Digital Present

    1. 1. Context, Not Container

    2. 2. Distribution Everywhere

    3. 3. What We Can Do with "Books" (Liza Daly)

    4. 4. What We Talk About When We Talk About Metadata (Laura Dawson)

    5. 5. Analyzing the Business Case for DRM (Kirk Biglione)

    6. 6. Tools of the Digital Workflow (Brian O'Leary)

    7. 7. Designing Books in the Digital Age (Craig Mod)

  4. II. The Outlook: What Is Next for the Book?

    1. 8. Why the Book and the Internet Will Merge (Hugh McGuire)

    2. 9. Web Literature: Publishing on the Social Web (Eli James)

    3. 10. Making Books Out of Words (Erin McKean)

    4. 11. Why Digital Books Will Become Writable (Terry Jones)

    5. 12. Above the Silos: Social Reading in the Age of Mechanical Barriers (Travis Alber & Aaron Miller)

    6. 13. User Experience, Reader Experience (Brett Sandusky)

    7. 14. App, Meet Book (Ron Martinez)

    8. 15. The Curation of Obscurity (Peter Brantley)

    9. 16. A Reader's Bill of Rights (Kassia Krozser)

  5. III. The Things We Can Do with Books: Projects from the Bleeding Edge

    1. 17. Communities of Writers (J├╝rgen Fauth, Fictionaut)

    2. 18. On the Therapist's Couch: Books as Apps, Really? (Neal Hoskins, WingedChariot)

    3. 19. The Engagement Economy (Bobby Gruenewald, YouVersion)

    4. 20. How Do Books Get Discovered? (Patrick Brown, Kyusik Chung, and Otis Chandler, Goodreads)

    5. 21. The Surprising Power of "Little Data" (Peter Collingridge, Bookseer)

    6. 22. Exaggerations and Perversions (Valla Vakili, Small Demons)

    7. 23. Pain and Its Alleviation (John Oakes, OR Books)

    8. 24. The End of the Public Library (As We Knew It)? (Eli Neiburger, Ann Arbour District Library)

    9. 25. Now Is the Time for Experiments (Ian Barker, Symtext)

    10. 26. The Forgotten Consumer (Jacob Lewis, Figment)

    11. 27. A Conversation That Can't Be Controlled (Sarah Wendell, Smart Bitches Trashy Books)

  6. About the Editors

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