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Volume 17, No. 1: Books in Browsers IV ProceedingsCurrent Issue

A note from our editor.

Thoughts on the production process behind JEP's experimental proceedings issue.

Greyscale Press is crafting book-like artifacts, merging toolsets inherited from 20th century modernist avantgardes, post-structuralism, and the free software movement.

Former Amazon evangelist and founder of BookGenie451 talks about how to apply Big Data to publishing.

Radical Publishing Project

Steve Woodall and Clifton Meador

A new initiative at Columbia College Chicago intends to open dialogue on the fundamental nature of publishing today and in the future.

Interactivity is What You Do

Baldur Bjarnason

What narrative and design tactics lend themselves to the web? What interactive forms, structures, and tactics aid the exploration of complex stories?

Thoughts on forms of literature, the internet, and networks.

In an increasingly online world, fan fiction pushes the traditional boundaries of publishing.

Exploring the reader as the protagonist in content *creation* and its impact on legacy publishing.

Introducing the “Book as a Service” platform.

What if, instead of files, publishers delivered ebooks as fully formed reading experiences via self-contained web services?

A talk about how Editorially came to be, what the team has learned so far, and where they are headed next.

Pullinger discusses how her literary novel will become a Writeable API.

We Love Paper and Pixels

Étienne Mineur

Amazing interactive experiences are created experiments in the merging of paper and computers.

Mobilizing, an experimental programming language for authors without programming expertise.

Thoughts on designing the reader’s experience.

Encouraging us to craft a new digital paratext that makes true on the promise of the binary revolution.

Gradient Tagging

Anthon Astrom and Lukas Zimmer

Content has become flighty.

Annotation, Data, and the Living ("e")Book

Dan Whaley and Jake Hartnell

How to gain powerful insights from annotation data through two notable open source projects–epub.js and Hypothes.is.

Believing in Robots

Keith Fahlgren and Peter Collingrdige

Safari has chosen to take a non-scalable “slow bookselling” approach to some of its product development, and readers find it compelling.

Privacy, readers, and digital books.

Born Accessible

Gerardo Capiel

Ways you can leverage the groundbreaking work being done today to make creating accessible content easier.

An open-source editor for textbook authoring.

Creating, deploying, and maintaining a textbook.

Challenges and solutions for representing content as interoperable machine-processable data to facilitate delivering rich, interactive experiences.

The Craft of the Book in the Age of the Web

John Maxwell and Haig Armen

Have we lost sight of the craft tradition of the age of the web or is that tradition migrating to new contexts?

Sausage & Laws

Hugh McGuire

Experiences in the trenches of what it's like building a publishing workflow tool.

As the book dematerializes into the browser what might the new business models for culture and creativity look like?

Reflections on BiB IV

Jonathan McGlone

Links to commentary, summaries, and supplementary materials from around the web.