I was asked, “I’m very interested in digital publishing & new media but feel I’m suffering from a bit of learning curve. Any tips on self educating?” on our VYou channel.
I rattled off an answer, but I thought it might be helpful to link to the sites mentioned in my response. A number of sites, blogs, Twitter feeds have been invaluable to me over the last year. Here are just a few:
e is for book - A coalition of respected children’s trade book authors developing their books for electronic media. Great ebook and book app how-to’s and “best of” tool and guide lists.
A New Kind of Book – I met @PeterMeyers at Book^2 Camp back in February and instantly became a fan of his and ANKoB. His blog covers everything digital books can do that can’t be done in print. It’s a look at what’s currently being done—by big publishers, by independent operators—with an occasional bit of idea-mongering about what we’re not yet seeing. Definitely give it a look.
Last but not least, Fast Company’s Co.Design is a fantastic idea/inspiration generator. A necessity for anyone familiarizing themselves with new media. If you want a taste of what they feature, check out their post on IDEO’s book of the future. It will blow your mind.
Readers, if there is a site that you’d like others to know about, please leave name and URL in the comments section below. We love sharing.
(image via Co.Design)