Peter Meyers designs, speaks, and writes about digital books. Author of the forthcoming "Breaking the Page: Transforming Books and the Reading Experience". For more than two decades he's worked at the intersection of writing and technology. He co-founded Digital Learning Interactive, a pioneering multimedia textbook publisher (sold in 2004 to Thomson Learning). Peter has also written about the strange and wonderful effects of computers on mainstream culture for many publications, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Wired, Salon, and the Village Voice. During a five-year tour of duty at O'Reilly Media he worked in the Missing Manual group, serving as managing editor and associate publisher. Recent writing projects include "Enhanced Ebooks Today & Tomorrow: A Survey for Authors and Publishers" and "Best iPad Apps" (O'Reilly Media, 2010). He blogs at www.newkindofbook.com. Peter's undergraduate degree is from Harvard, where he studied American history and literature, and he has an MFA in fiction from the Iowa Writers' Workshop. He lives with his wife and two daughters in "upstate Manhattan" (aka Washington Heights).
Webcast: Digital Bookmaking Tools Roundup June 30, 2011
For those of us who aren't code slingers, what's the easiest way to create a digital book? There are a small but growing number of tools, ranging from big guns like those from Adobe to iPad-based efforts that aim to make publishing a touch and drag affair...
Webcast: Digital Bookmaking Tools Roundup #2 November 10, 2011
Back by popular demand, in a second look at Digital Bookmaking Tools, author and book futurist Pete Meyers explores the existing options for creating digital books.
Webcast: Digital Bookmaking Tools Roundup #3 February 23, 2012
Back by popular demand, in another look at Digital Bookmaking Tools, author and book futurist Pete Meyers explores the existing options for creating digital books.
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