Single Voice

version 1.0 'not as raw' During a Book Sprint, or when talking about Book Sprints, the question very quickly arises - 'what about the author's single voice?' The »

Think Editing Environments, not Edit Boxes

It takes a lot of expertise and time to build a good HTML editor. We have many of them out there to pick and choose from. CKEditor, TinyMCE, WMF VisualEditor »

Fantasies of the Library

Fantasies of the Library is a book released last week by Berlin publisher k-verlag. There is an interview in it with me about the future of book publishing beyond the »

Books are Evil, Really Evil pt1.

this is the 1.0. part twocoming soon! many thanks to Raewyn Whyte for improving this post Right now books are something of an ironic artefact for me. I am »

Building Book Production Platforms p4.

The Renderer Note: this is an early version. It has been cleaned up some, but is still needing links and screenshots.... Apologies if the rawness offends you :) This series is »

Building Book Production Platforms p3.

The Editor This series is based on HTML as a source file format for Book Production Platforms. I have looked at many HTML editors over the years and can remember »


I'm working on a platform with the Public Library of Science (PLOS) in San Francisco. I'm Designer and Product Owner, and working with a talented team of approximately 15 full »

Staticness as a Symptom of an Unwell Book.

In the last years I've been constructing a set of practices around knowledge production. Its been a lego-like process. I add one brick, move it a bit, choose one of »

Building Book Production Platforms p2.

Amongst the core requirements for a Book Production Platform are the source file format and the editor, and of course they are intimately linked. The development team is usually faced »

Building Book Production Platforms p1.

There are a number of web based Book Production Platforms out there at the moment. Booktype was the first, its birth was around 2006-2007 and started as a series of »