Next Generation E-Books

Next Generation E-Books

While the vast majority of e-books still consist of basic text delivered to a device, the next generation of digital books feature interactivity and multimedia content. We explore what's next in the field of "enhanced e-books."

While the vast majority of e-books still consist of basic text delivered to a device, the next generation of digital books feature a range of interactivity and multimedia content. Known as "enhanced e-books," they are stretching the definition of book by incorporating things like video content, animation, music and games. While children's and educational publishers are at the forefront of the field, the growing list of titles includes cookbooks, encyclopedias, biographies and novels. Kojo explores the next frontier in digital publishing.

Guests

Lisa Guernsey

Director of the Early Education Initiative at the New American Foundation; Author of Screen Time: How Electronic Media – From Baby Videos to Educational Software – Affects Your Young Child

Jeremy Greenfield

Editorial Director, Digital Book World; Contributor, Forbes Magazine

Jim Fruchterman

President & CEO, Benetech; Founder and CEO, Bookshare

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