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Saturday, February 2 • 10:30am - 11:30am
Science Ebooks: Building the Community

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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?

Moderators
avatar for Carl Zimmer

Carl Zimmer

Writer, Freelance
I write books, articles, blog posts, and small scraps of paper about biology.

Saturday February 2, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 6

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