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Posts tagged "what if we give it away"

Mar 13, 2013
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Mar 03, 2013
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Dec 10, 2012
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Writers, actors, and prostitutes all face the same fundamental economic problem: they are competing with amateurs who are pretty good and will work for nothing.

Sep 16, 2012
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Platforming Books — by Craig Mod


  Art Space Tokyo needed a touchable home. An online, public address for all its content. We gave it just that: http://read.artspacetokyo.com. The entire book is there. All the interviews, essays and art space information. Everything has an address to which you can point.
  
  Why do this? I strongly believe digital books benefit from public endpoints. The current generation of readers (human, not electronic) have formed expectations about sharing text, and if you obstruct their ability to share — to touch — digital text, then your content is as good as non-existent. Or, in the least, it’s less likely to be engaged.
  
  I also believe that we will sell more digital and physical copies of Art Space Tokyo by having all of the content available online…

Platforming Books — by Craig Mod

Art Space Tokyo needed a touchable home. An online, public address for all its content. We gave it just that: http://read.artspacetokyo.com. The entire book is there. All the interviews, essays and art space information. Everything has an address to which you can point.

Why do this? I strongly believe digital books benefit from public endpoints. The current generation of readers (human, not electronic) have formed expectations about sharing text, and if you obstruct their ability to share — to touch — digital text, then your content is as good as non-existent. Or, in the least, it’s less likely to be engaged.

I also believe that we will sell more digital and physical copies of Art Space Tokyo by having all of the content available online…

Jan 16, 2012
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Plagiarism is necessary. Progress implies it. It embraces an author’s phrase, makes use of his expressions, erases a false idea, and replaces it with the right idea.
Comte de Lautréamont, in Poésies: two brochures of (mostly plagiarized) work published in 1870 without a price — buyers could decide what they wanted to pay for it (137 years before Radiohead)

Jan 09, 2012
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Understand that a non-fiction book is a souvenir, just a vessel for the ideas themselves. You don’t want the ideas to get stuck in the book… you want them to spread. Which means that you shouldn’t hoard the idea! The more you give away, the better you will do.

Sep 28, 2011
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Jul 31, 2011
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Jun 14, 2011
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