The Future Of The Book

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Session held at Amplified08 on 27th November 2008 on the Future of the Book. You'll need to download to see the notes! …

Session held at Amplified08 on 27th November 2008 on the Future of the Book. You'll need to download to see the notes!

The session & discussion covered:
* What's the future for the traditional paper book? Where do e-books fit in?
* What's the future of the e-book? What are the pros and cons of their adoption over paper books?
* What's the future of reading? How will the increase in the usage of mobile devices change the use of books (both paper and ‘e’)?

At the end of this, we wanted to come up with some suggestions and thoughts about what we as consumers and creators of books, stories, experiences & content do to stay current with the trends for books & reading.

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  • From a session at Amplified08 - Thursday, 27th November 2008 hosted at NESTA - National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts.

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  • 1. The Future of the Book Annie Mole - london-underground.blogspot.com Billy Abbott - cowfish.org.uk/blog / Chris Meade - www.futureofthebook.org.uk
  • 2. The Future of Reading? http://london-underground.blogspot.com/2008/11/future-of-books-on-tube.html
  • 3. The Death of the Book? http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/columnists/article3359899.ece
  • 4. The Death of Reading? School librarian surplus to requirements “ A library without a librarian is like the internet without search engines” http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2008/nov/23/philip-pullman-school-library
  • 5. Consuming Books Does the device matter?
  • 6. Entertainment on the move Books v Movies v Gaming Join the debate at the Reading Agency – Will the narrative of gaming ever replace books? http://www.readingagency.org.uk/new-thinking/forum/2008/11/will-the-narrative-of-gaming-ever-replace-books.html
  • 7. The Future of the Book? “Books ain’t dead”
    • Looking for a good author - video
    http://blog.gardeviance.org/2008/10/looking-for-good-author.html
  • 8. The Future of the Book? “There will always be the novel, but that novel may not always be a book.” – Paul Cornell
  • 9. The Future of Writing? http://nlabnetworks.typepad.com/digital_livings
  • 10. Websites becoming physical books www.ryman-novel.com
  • 11. Twitter “books”? http://twitter.com/140story
  • 12. Everyone can be an author
  • 13. Collaborative Books
    • This Book Will Be Famous
    http://no-mans-blog.com/2008/11/21/this-book-will-be-famous-i-hope/
  • 14. So what’s next?
  • 15. Now Read on…….
    • Networks & Organisations
    • www.futureofthebook.org.uk
    • www.futureofthebook.org/blog
    • www.bookfutures.blogspot.com – London think & do tank
    • www.yearofreading.org.uk
    • Wikireadia – add to the debate
    • www.readingagency.org.uk
    • The Death of Reading – Geek Dinner 10 th December 2008
    • Further Reading
    • nlabnetworks.typepad.com/digital_livings - Chris’s report on digital authoring
    • Many thanks to Nicole Mathieson for her notes from this session
    • www.girlygeekdom.blogspot.com/2008/11/amplified-2008-future-of-book.html