Mark Twain’s vision is empowered by the interactive book-format that both speed up the navigation back and forth, as well as simplifies the iReader’s efforts to discover her individual book path. This e.g. in comparison to a “course” where the term in itself and how it is managed forms a one-way-street through the content. In this sense, the book’s multifaceted aspects are definitely a format for the digital age, while a course assembly-line process is more of the industrial age. Learn more about interactive books and our PublishingLab
“The solution often turns out more beautiful than the puzzle.”
Our platform for integrated storytelling and interactive books is a great example of this. As the original vision was to bring engaging interactivity into the book-format with multimedia and simple tasks with feedback. The empowering solution after loads of work now includes total integration of gamification features, an AI Storyteller that reads the text (of course it is possible to use human voices too), interactive videos etc. etc. Soon it will also include augmented reality features.
“A special effect without a story is a pretty boring thing.”
The storytelling and publishing market is developing rapidly in the shadow of digitization. Ebooks, audiobooks to interactive books, and all the new distribution- and business models that follow with it. However, remember, like once upon a time, the power of the story is the driving force that selects the empowering and engaging success from a boring showdown.
As books are an active media format. The new opportunities with the toolbox of interactive books have great prospects of making a great story even more empowering. If You want to know more about interactive books click here, learn more about our PublishingLab here and On Demand-services here.
“He who loves practice without theory
is like the sailor who boards a ship
without a rudder and compass
and never knows where he may cast.”
Leonardo Da Vinci
Leonardo wrote and drew more than 5000 pages of notes and sketches about everything that came to his mind. The keys to his methods are based on practice, theory and visualisation to making creativity work. Where you according to Leonardo should start to work on detail after detail in order to create a whole “image”. We highly recommend to read Walter Isaacson’s biography about Leonardo since it gives a very insightful review about his life, work and methods.
Making creativity work with the 6iModel
Leonardo’s notebooks also formed an important pillar when developing the 6iModel, whose purpose is to work as a “rudder and compass” to all kinds of projects where creativity is the driving force. The 6iModel is described in the book “Learning Design in Practice for Everybody” by LarsGoran Bostrom It is available in many bookstores and the printed hardcover edition can be ordered directly from the B-InteraQtive Publishing.
“If a writer knows enough about what he is writing about, he may omit things that he knows. The dignity of movement of an iceberg is due to only one ninth of it being above water.”
… or to use Charles Dickens words:
“An idea, like a ghost, must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself.”
“Writing has laws of perspective, of light and shade just as painting does, or music. If you are born knowing them, fine. If not, learn them. Then rearrange the rules to suit yourself.”
Finding that unique perspective will write your story. The explorative journey of finding and adapt it to your own prerequisites is a vital part of the writing challenge. Happy Summer Writing!
“The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.”
― Oscar Wilde
Such books that are challenging the mind and the world are the true documentaries of the time. Since they exploring what was and what is. While they empowering the future roads to improvements. As Oscar Wilde himself is an excellent example of being such an author and person. As he paid a very high price with imprisonment and much too early death at 46.
What shames of the world should be challenged today? See our publishing services here
“One can resist the invasion of an army,
but one cannot resist the invasion of ideas.”
Yes, ideas are stubborn, where ideas forwarded in books is one of the most powerful sources for empowering, change and transformation. So let’s empower the world with your ideas, maybe even with our publishing services. Please take a look: on demand | PublishingLab, and do not hesitate to contact us.
“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.”
Yes, challenge the status quo, and you’ll find great stories around the next corner. Maybe something to reflect upon during this week. Have a great week!
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