With an economic market that demands extreme multitasking and a digital culture that rewards immediacy, ease, and efficiency, our environment is changing at an astonishing rate. Pressured by this cultural shift, we have less time to consume information, and our brains are adapting to these demands.
According to Reading Picture Books to Children by Megan Dowd Lambert, this is an opportunity for both parties to engage in “extended, cognitively challenging conversation during the reading of a book.” It’s a free-flowing narrative experience that makes space for children to develop ideas about the structure and reasoning behind the narrative and art of books.
Clean Reader‘s tagline is, “Read books, not profanity.” Created by Jared and Kirsten Maughan after their daughter came home sad about the language in a book she was reading, the app obscures offensive words in ebooks with a small blue dot. In Clean Reader, “offensive” words range anywhere from “swear words” to “clinical terms for […]
For our upcoming title, Mastersounds: A Portrait of Jazz in the Pacific Northwest, featuring pictures and interviews with luminaries of the Northwest jazz scene, Ooligan Press was curious if we could do an interactive ebook. We imagined audio, videos, and clickable content, with maps and location-based factoids. Because of the high cost of producing interactive […]