EPUB3 is no longer all that new, but there still seems to be some reluctance among digital publishers to make the final move to a full-fledged EPUB3 workflow. In just the last two months I’ve been asked several times about the ‘how’ and ‘why’ of making the switch. And I’ve offered my opinion, unasked,...
Anne Kostick | Social discovery and attention to detail help readers find (and buy) more books.
Anne Kostick | Reading really is a different kind of activity, and apps don’t always support that difference.
Anne Kostick | Onscreen, offline: cloud reading frees us.
Anne Kostick | In the e-book environment, most front matter doesn’t have to be in front.
Anne Kostick | Front matter needs rethinking to unleash its digital potential
India Amos | An overview of how your ebooks render across multiple platforms
Anne Kostick | The book of the future should be more like an app, only better.
Anne Kostick | In which the author experiments with and champions the potential of ebooks’ assistive technology.
J.C. Hutchins | This kind of storytelling is akin to filmmaking -- a creative vision overseen by a primary creator but executed by several specialists.
J.C. Hutchins | A story's "touchable moments" can be designed to put the reader in the driver's seat in emotionally resonant ways.
J.C. Hutchins | The iPad enables storytellers to immerse readers by using physical interaction as a meaningful part of the narrative.
Anne Kostick | Digital-born cookbooks will span the gap between reading and doing. Who wouldn’t want that?
Anne Kostick | If our digital devices and screens are walls, these UX professionals help us walk through them.
"Because we’re not used to having choices about how we read.., most people haven’t thought much about what makes reading comfortable for them." India Amos
Anne Kostick | This is the time for flights of imagination: while we’re reading, wouldn’t it be nice if … ?
“Writers who want to do more than simply present plain text really need to learn how the various parts fit together.” Peter Meyers
Anne Kostick | Remarks about the Our Choice app give a fine example of user research.
Anne Kostick | Peter Hughes advises a "concierge" approach to helping user interaction.
Anne Kostick | Easy to Read, Hard to Learn?
Anne Kostick | Will the insertion of ads in e-readers change our perception of digital books?
Anne Kostick | Can a Quilt Show Inspire Digital Book Innovation?
Anne Kostick | Notes from our last webcast might be the starters for a fresh round of conversation.
Anne Kostick | Many who are disappointed with digital reading’s progress so far just say, “Call me when you’ve perfected it. Until then I’ll stick to print.”
Anne Kostick | These five books can help us change the way we think.
Rosenfeld Media’s user-focused business model serves up books as its customers like them.
Anne Kostick | The next step forward may be a mash-up of text readers, social bookmarking sites and RSS-style feeds.
Anne Kostick | "There's a warm reception for long-form writing and reading on the Web, and that's good news."
Anne Kostick | "Interactive designer Craig Mod shows how the concept of the book page can burst open when reconstructed on an iPad screen."
Anne Kostick | "Kindle Gets It Almost Right"
Anne Kostick | "The primary goal of digital-book development should be creating good user experiences."
Anne Kostick | "Publishers, not just device makers, need to find out how to fold user experience into the design and editorial mix."