Ebooks continue to grow in popularity, now outselling hardback books. In this session, we'll discuss ways to build a thriving community of science ebook readers, writers, and critics. As a jumping-off point, the moderators will discuss Download the Universe, a science ebook review they and others launched in February 2012, inspired by discussions at Science Online 2012.
Questions: - How many people are now reading science ebooks on a regular basis? - Where are people finding out about new science ebooks? - What new venues could help build a larger community for science ebooks? - How can writers explore the possibility of writing an ebook? - What are some of the new experiments these days in science ebooks, apps, and other tablet-based projects? - How did Download the Universe get started? - Has it developed in ways you wouldn't have expected? - Can ebooks reach audiences that aren't typically interested in science? - What else can we do to take advantage of new digital formats? - eInk and tablets have both been disruptive - what else might be coming?