Author Archives: Melita M. Pereira

About Melita M. Pereira

BookBotics is written by a legal beagle and communication and technology enthusiast from Melbourne, Australia, currently undertaking a Masters about the business of book publishing in the not-too-distant future.

This Blog has Moved – Come and Visit Me at the New Address!

This blog has moved! It can now be found at Continue reading

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The Future of the Book According to IDEO

Summary and short commentary on IDEO’s three proposals for the future of the book, including Nelson, Coupland and Alice. The commentary draws upon other media such as Quantic Dream’s Heavy Rain and touches upon the influence a concept like Alice would have on interactive and non-linear narratives in fiction. Continue reading

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Considering the “Dedicated Reading Experience”

A short response to statements made by Kobo CEO Michael Serbinis about the “dedicated reading experience” and how it affects consumer preferences for various e-readers. This BookBotics blog response considers the marketplace that is possible for consumers who view e-readers as an opportunity for advancements in contemporary reading practices. Continue reading

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From Paintings on Stone Walls and Papyrus to E-Paper – Mediums of Reading

Innovations in e-paper will transform the accessibility of e-readers. Advancements in e-paper is just another way in which humans continue to contribute to the evolution of writing materials. Continue reading

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Print on Demand: There’s a New Pod in Town ;)

A ‘Thoughts To Boogie To’ Editorial I am currently in the process of writing a thesis on the future of books, reading and publishing. As someone who is compelled (academically speaking, but I guess I’m personally interested too) to read … Continue reading

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Are Newsgames A Possible Future for News Journalism?

In a recent article in the (14 September 2010), Niraj Chokshi presented an excerpt of the first chapter of Newsgames: Journalism at Play. Written by Ian Bogost, Simon Ferrari and Bobby Schweizer, the book considers the synthesis of news … Continue reading

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The Blog to Book Publishing Model

Just World Books has a radical proposal: To publish “timely books for changing times”. It’s the kind of ideology that would motivate many contemporary publishers of foreign affairs, but its not necessarily so urgent that it would keep them awake … Continue reading

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