Burning The Page: Jason Merkoski Tells Inside Story Of Amazon Kindle - We're serializing an excerpt from Jason Merkoski's Burning the Page: The eBook revolution and the future of reading. Merkoski was an early innovator on Amazon's Kindle team, and his new book discusses how ebooks came to be, as well as where they're going.
Wearable Book Creates Sensory Reading Experience - Reading may soon be experienced in a whole new way with a "wearable book" that creates physical sensations based on the written word. The project, called "Sensory Fiction," comes out of the MIT Media Lab.
Why Big Publishers Think Genre Fiction Like Sci-Fi Is the Future of E-Books - One of the biggest success stories in U.S. publishing in recent years has been the continued growth of digital book publishing. Last year, total revenue for e-book sales in the US reached $3.04 billion, a 44.2% increase on 2011′s numbers. Publishers have focused much of their attention on genres like sci-fi, fantasy, mystery & romance fiction – markets that have traditionally lagged behind “literary fiction” in sales.
An E-Reader Revolution for Africa? Schools in developing countries are experimenting with digital books; endless titles, spotty electricity