Charles Dickens, Rooster, and Reading How You Want To

by Rachel Baker on May 23, 2014

This is a great article over at Book Riot about the technological revolution going on in the book world. And, really, with a title like the one above, how could I not re-publish the article?

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but we’re having a really cool moment in the book world right now. It’s a neat meshing of books and technology, like two big gears clunking together in new, cool, really satisfying ways. Just listing the new things that exist leads to a whole heap of links for you to go off and explore. There’s Oyster, a sort of “Netflix for ebooks;” there’s Versu, a fascinating interactive-story app which I lost a happy weekend playing with. There’s the Storium, still in beta, which is a fascinating multiplayer way to be characters and tell stories (somewhere between Dungeons & Dragons and a Choose Your Own Adventure book)…and there’s loads of other stuff. There’s Goodreads, which doesn’t seem all that new and incredible anymore, but in the grand scheme of things, it really is. And none of this is discussing the simple book-technology mesh that’s resulted in a world of ebooks and ereaders. It’s a fantastic era for bookish-gadgetry. It’s really damn cool.

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