There is little doubt the book publishing industry is in complete upheaval, the result of dramatic changes in technology. However, it is not all bad news and in many ways, like everything else, it is going through an evolution that will bring to market changes that are just different. A case in point is this article that describes the new novel. Neal Stephenson's new novel is a dynamic digital book that includes video, imagery, music, background text all embedded in the story line. Of course it is also connected to social media, which allows readers to interact and connect with their friends about the book. This will undoubtedly become a trend to follow in the future as more publishers follow this model.
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