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Burning the page : the ebook revolution and the future of reading

Author: Jason Merkoski
Publisher: Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Burning the Page, digital pioneer Jason Merkoski charts the ebook revolution's striking impact on the ways in which we create, discover, and share ideas. From the sleek halls of Silicon Valley to the jungles of Southeast Asia, Merkoski explores how ebooks came to be and predicts innovative and interactive ways digital content will shape our lives.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jason Merkoski
ISBN: 9781402288838 1402288832
OCLC Number: 844073776
Description: xviii, 233 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The history of books --
Bookmark: Reading in bed --
The origin of ebooks --
Bookmark: Annotations --
Launching the Kindle --
Bookmark: Knapsacks, book bags, and baggage --
Improving perfection : launching the Kindle2 --
Bookmark: Burning books --
The first competitors --
Bookmark: Book browsing --
The neurobiology of reading --
Bookmark: Love letters preserved between pages --
Why books (and ebooks) can never be replaced --
Bookmark: Indexes --
Igniting readers at last! --
Bookmark: Autographs --
Wax cylinders and technological obsolescence --
Bookmark: Used books --
Fanning the flames of revolution --
Bookmark: Inscriptions --
Innovators and laggards : the new face of publishing --
Bookmark: Bookstores --
Our books are moving to the Cloud --
Bookmark: Bookshelves --
Google : a Facebook for books? --
Bookmark: Book discovery --
Globalization --
Bookmark: Dictionaries --
Language change : Whan that Aprille, with hise shoures soote --
Bookmark: Dog-eared pages --
Education : print or digital? --
Bookmark: Book covers --
Libraries --
Bookmark: Bookworms --
The future of e-reader hardware : Pico projectors? --
Bookmark: Lost libraries --
The future of writing --
Bookmark: Degraded text --
Digitizing culture --
Bookmark: Altered books --
Reading : a dying art? --
Bookmark: Attention spans --
The last digital frontier.
Responsibility: Jason Merkoski.

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In Burning the Page, digital pioneer Jason Merkoski charts the ebook revolution's striking impact on the ways in which we create, discover, and share ideas. From the sleek halls of Silicon Valley to the jungles of Southeast Asia, Merkoski explores how ebooks came to be and predicts innovative and interactive ways digital content will shape our lives.

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