Very rarely, a book-maker gets to add new tricks to the 500-year-old craft of book-making. We got to do that in producing The Economy.
Originally bookmarked on January 28, 2020 at 01:55PM
Notice how print books have remained ad-free in an age when every other available surface carries advertising – something about print books has kept them immune from the disease of advertising. ❧
Annotated on February 04, 2020 at 09:58AM
Books as websites can be public goods in a way that printed books cannot, especially for the poor. ❧
Annotated on February 04, 2020 at 09:59AM
There are other great teams doing similar work: PressBooks uses a WordPress backend for online book and website development. Booktype, which has been around for a long time, also uses a browser-based editing workflow to produce HTML and PDF books. PubSweet is developing a modular editorial workflow, optimised, for now, for journals and monographs. The MagicBook project is being used at New York University. And our Electric Book workflow uses on- and offline static-site generation to make print and digital books. ❧
Nice list of tools for digital publishing for the book space.
Annotated on February 04, 2020 at 10:01AM