The concept of an unbook!

The book that I’m so pleased to have co-authored a chapter of, “Only Connect”, is in fact an ‘anarcho-narrative unbook’!

Emma Coonan, one of the editors, has written more about this concept on her Mongoose Librarian blog, and she and Andrew Walsh define the unbook as a publication:

  • that will be electronic by default (but is also available as print-on-demand)

  • that will be freely available online and licensed under Creative Commons

  • where the chapter authors were invited to choose the most appropriate structure and medium (or media!) for their contributions

  • in which the richness of information discovery is represented by an eclectic and inspiring range of writing styles and voices.

Emma’s blog post describes the book in the most delicious terms. What a shame that I have to wait for my new German Paypal account to be set up before I can order my own copy!

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