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John Seely Brown

The web has just begun to have an impact on our lives. As fascinated as we are with it today, we’re still seeing it in its early forms… My belief is that not only will the web be as fundamental to society as electrification but that it will be subject to many of the same diffusion and absorption dynamics as that earlier medium.

Digital Publishing

The publication of ebooks and digital format resources is a new journey of discovery for schools.  These resources may be of assistance in showing the way.

The Joys and hazards of self-publishing on the web
Article from New York Times by Alan Finder, 15 August, 2012 providing an overview of options for self publishing ebooks.  Good overview.

International Digital Publishing Forum
IDPF develops and maintains the EPUB content publication standard that enables the creation and transport of reflowable digital books and other types of content as digital publications that are interoperable between EPUB-compliant reading devices and applications.

Digital Publishing Australia
Digital Publishing Australia is a community that has been established for those wanting to learn more, or share their experiences about digital publishing.  On this site you will find detailed information about digital publishing in the guide.  This step-by-step resource covers topics such as the case for publishing ebooks, how to develop a digital workflow, ebook formats, along with options for distribution, pricing and payment. Twitter: @DigitalPubOz

How to publish an ebook
On CNet Australia, June 4, 2012, this article by  provides some basic tips for ebook publishing and lays out your best options for publishing quickly and easily.  Options discussed include Lulu, Amazon, Smashwords, BookBaby, Scribd and iBook Author.

Twitter hashtags

Search for any of these hashtags within Twitter for ongoing discussions on digital publishing.

#ebkanz – You’ll find this tag on tweets offering news or seeking information related to eBooks in the Australian and New Zealand markets.
#eprdctn – This international tag focuses on eBook production issues.
#indiEPUB – Specifically refers to developments and discussions in independent eBook publishing.
#bookmarketing – For discussions around marketing and communications.