Five Formats for Books
A new project detailed in an article
in Business Week
will experiment with bringing out new books in five formats simultaneously. The formats are: 1) the traditional hardcover book, 2) the e-book for use with e-book readers, 3) an audio book, 4) a print-on-demand book, and 5) chapters and other parts of a book available through print-on-demand or online.
The simultaneous multiple formats seem like a great advance for readers in general. I hope that the formats include some provision for searching the content (e.g., real text) and some provision for meeting accessibility standards. Can anyone think of other formats or options that would be useful?