What is digital all about?

Drew First, founder of Manhattern based indepedant e-publisher Electric Type, invites people on his VYou video blog to ask him about ‘digital books, new media, publishing 2.0’ or ‘personal hygenie.’ I posted the question: “What is the added value of a digital book, both for publisher and consumer?” in a two minute video response he tackles the subject.

Click to watch response

Mr First's video blog


He manages to fit in: gaining an instant worldwide audience, enjoying lower barriers to entry and the possibility to profit entirely from you own work as the key values for the self-published author. He also touches on the reader experience and digital as being a new way to create a version of a book closer to that imagined by the author.

From their office in New York the Electic Type team “create, write, and design better digital books.” But here is what they’re really getting right: engaging with a wider audience.


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