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Film 240 Assignment 02 Flipbook

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The following flip book is for a Film assignment that looks at how technology has changed the book industry and authors alike.

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Film 240 Assignment 02 Flipbook

  1. 1. Google Images: static.Pexels.com (goo.gl/ItPFgh) writingto meet the quotanot the reader technologies revolution on the book industry and writers alike
  2. 2. Google Images: Wikimedia.org “[Initially] literature found itself at war with the internet…[but] digital technology and the rise in the digital culture has allowed authors and publishers many more new creative opportunities to develop 'the book' further and reach readers [1]”
  3. 3. Google Images: pixnio.com (https://goo.gl/CXnMQH) Industry Before Books being strictly sold in Paper Copies
  4. 4. Google Images: static.Pexels.com (https://goo.gl/R90dGA) Industry after Introduction of eBooks, eReaders, Audiobooks, Book Apps, and Subscription Services
  5. 5. Introduction of eBooks Changing the Face of Reading Google Images: wikimedia.org (https://goo.gl/Jmt74u)
  6. 6. For Every 100Print Editions sold, 114 Kindle editions [are] sold [2] Average Kindle owners buy 4x MORE BOOKSthan before owning the device [2] Flickr: lynn.gardner (https://goo.gl/EHdYvr)
  7. 7. Disadvantages of eBooks/Readers Google Images: wikimedia.org (https://goo.gl/AI3nlx)
  8. 8. “screen-based reading is more physically and mentally taxing than reading on paper…prolonged reading on glossy self-illuminated screens can cause eyestrain, headaches and blurred vision [3]” - Ferris Jabr Google Images: wikimedia.org (https://goo.gl/5xRtNR)
  9. 9. Aside from costing money for the device itself, eReaders can easily be hacked risking privacy of the user [4] Google Images: static.Pexels.com (https://goo.gl/TsLI0M)
  10. 10. Google Images: wikimedia.org (https://goo.gl/9fJ0WI) Breach of Privacy From eReader Companies “e-book retailers are now able to tell which books we’ve finished or not finished, how fast we have read them…we have come to live with the fact that anything can be found out. Today “the information” is anonymous; tomorrow it may well be just about us [5]” - Francine Prose this was never an issue with paper copy literature
  11. 11. 60%of books purchased on devices are never opened [6] Flickr: Thomas Hawk (https://goo.gl/rCm4al)
  12. 12. The ability of accessing literature with the tap of a finger results in the loss of significance books have, leaving some author’s pieces work left unappreciated and waiting to be deleted to free storage for others Flickr: Wiertz Sébastien (https://goo.gl/P5RT1d)
  13. 13. Introduction of the Audiobook Google Images: static.Pexels.com (https://goo.gl/59s4jt) Introduction of Speed Listening
  14. 14. “an author who ostensibly did all the things authors do when working on their books—slowly crafting narratives, painstakingly choosing words, deliberating over the lengths and tones and rhythms of sentences…it had never occurred… that people might listen to the book at 2x speed in order to ingest the information at a quicker rate [7]” - Ashlee Vance (Author of Book) “LOVED the book. Listened to it on Audible at 2x speed and finished it in three days. Couldn't put it down. Congrats!” Review Speed Listening: “Cutting through silence, pauses, and interludes to obtain information from text quicker [7]” - Megan Garber Google Images: Flickr.com (https://goo.gl/PFQVXf)
  15. 15. Google Images: static.Pexels.com (https://goo.gl/UN8ANr) When the point turns into consuming literature for information quickly rather than the experience and pleasure. It can be very discouraging to writers who take the time to craft a story, only for it to be breezed through for the important parts
  16. 16. “All-You-Can-Consume” Subscription Services Introduction of Beginning of the Long-Tail Effect Google Images: static.Pexels.com (https://goo.gl/xA3ij5)
  17. 17. With the accessibility of “All- You-Can-Read” services. The endless options creates reader fatigue. For authors alike, constantly trying to add to the services slowly causes some novels to become mass market literature due the need of catering to the mainstream audience Google Images: static.Pexels.com (https://goo.gl/SzdWu8)
  18. 18. increase of mass “There is a time and place in many people’s lives for the a 50 Shades of Grey knock-off series that sells for $1.99. For many readers, literature that is good enough, set at the right price, will suffice [8]” - Edward Nawotka Google Images: wikimedia.org (https://goo.gl/iXi0aF) market literature in ebooks to cater all-you-can-read market
  19. 19. Authors begin losing their voice and passion so they can write what sells Flickr: Allan Rotgers (https://goo.gl/966E7L)
  20. 20. Companies like Amazon are beginning to pay authors per page that consumers read instead of the book itself [9] Google Images: static.Pexels.com (https://goo.gl/5kB7Yq)
  21. 21. “Your rabid romance reader who was buying $100 worth of books a week and funnelling $5,200 into Amazon per year is now generating less than $120 a year,” she said. “The revenue is just lost. That doesn’t work well for…the writers [10]” - Holly Ward Google Images: PublicDomainPictures.net (https://goo.gl/ipWl00)
  22. 22. Will we continue treating authors this way? Possibly hindering those who will leave classics behind for our generation and generations to come. Flickr: Amelia-Jane (https://goo.gl/eBIKND)
  23. 23. [1] Belton PWall M. Did technology kill the book or give it new life?. BBC. http://www.bbc.com/news/ business-33717596. Published 2015. Accessed March 1, 2017. [2] Matrix S. Module 3 Lecture 1. 2017. [4] Disadvantages of E-Books. Wikispaces. 2017. Available at: https://wikispaces.psu.edu/display/ IST432TEAM10/Disadvantages+of+E-Books. Accessed March 1, 2016. [5] Prose F. They’re Watching You Read. The New York Review of Books. 2017. Available at: http:// www.nybooks.com/daily/2015/01/13/reading-whos-watching/. Accessed March 1, 2015. [3] Jabr F. The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens. Scientific American. 2017. Available at: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/reading-paper-screens/. Accessed March 1, 2014. [6] Kozlowski M. People are Not Reading the e-Books they Buy Anymore. Good E-Reader - eBook, Audiobook and Digital Publishing News. 2012. Available at: http://goodereader.com/blog/e-book-news/people-are-not- reading-the-e-books-they-buy-anymore. Accessed March 1, 2017. [7] Garber M. How to Finish a Book Without Reading a Page. The Atlantic. 2015. Available at: https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2015/06/the-rise-of-speed-listening/396740/. Accessed March 1, 2017. [8] Nawotka E. "Good Enough" Literature and the Beauty of the Mass Market - Publishing Perspectives. Publishing Perspectives. 2013. Available at: http://publishingperspectives.com/2013/08/good-enough- literature-and-the-beauty-of-the-mass-market/. Accessed March 1, 2017. [9] Wayner P. Amazon Is About to Start Paying Some Authors Every Time Someone Turns a Page. The Atlantic. 2015. Available at: https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2015/06/amazon-publishing- authors-payment-writing/396269/. Accessed March 1, 2017. [10] Streitfeld D. Amazon Offers All-You-Can-Eat Books. Authors Turn Up Noses. Nytimescom. 2014. Available at: https://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/28/technology/amazon-offers-all-you-can-eat-books- authors-turn-up-noses.html?_r=0. Accessed March 2, 2017. References

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