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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