Photo Credit: Full Circle by Krista Hennebury

Photo Credit: Full Circle by Krista Hennebury

Betsy Morais, blogger for The New Yorker, has written a very interesting article about the Digital Book World 2013 conference and the future of the book. It is fascinating. The book of the future will be a far cry from “a stack of pages bound together.” Here are highlights:

Linda Holliday, CEO of Semi-Linear, tries to dispel “the myth that a book is a straight line, or a string of pages.” She envisions a “Pinterest-type board where “readers might read pieces of hundreds of thousands of books, and not one whole book.”

Matt MacInnis, founder of Inkling, suggests to “look at a book as a bag of words.” He refers to “link juice” where a book can be broken up into discrete sections – each cohering “around a single idea, which can be tagged, indexed, and referenced by other sites.”

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