May 23, 2022

eBooks: "Non-fiction, Cinema, and Libraries" by Peter Brantley

In a new Publisher’s Weekly Blog Post, Peter Brantley talks about enhanced e-books.

From the Post:

I think it is inevitable that over the next few years we’ll see most non-fiction works move into this form of cross-media narrative. Peter Osnos observes in The Atlantic that “What is essential to the process of producing an enhanced e-book such as Jacqueline Kennedy is having full access to the relevant archival material. Creation of altogether new content just for enhanced e-books like these would be a major expense.” This is perhaps true, but if one considers the amount of rights clearing work that already takes place for historical non-fiction treatises, then it is not too hard to imagine that future non-fiction will be a collaboration between historians, film archivists, geographers, information architects, user interaction specialists, and librarians.

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Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.