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This book is the result of a belief: that β€œdigital” fundamentally alters the mechanics of publishing books. There is much talk about this shift in the publishing world β€” a calendar filled with conferences, a blogosphere popping with opinion, and not a few op-eds and even books on this very top…

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In β€œOpening the Book”, a 2012 presentation I delivered at the late/great Books in Browsers conference, I offered this definition of a book:

A book is a discrete collection of text (and other media) that is designed by an author(s) as an internally complete representation of an idea, or set of ideas; emotion or set of emotions; and transmitted to readers in various formats.