Publishing history was made recently with the release of LOGOS 1, the first-ever “creative compilation” produced exclusively as an eBook. Schafer Design is one of just over 200 firms from all over the world with work included in LOGOS 1.
When Amazon.com introduced the kindle reader in late 2007, the move to eBooks began. In less than four year, Amazon was selling more eBooks than hard-cover and soft-cover books combined. Until very recently, all eBooks were black and white, with type only.
But now, David E. Carter is producing full-colo eBooks, loaded with hundreds of examples of outstanding creative work – exclusively as digital editions.
Carter, who created over 110 “creative compilations” on logos, graphic design and advertising as ink-on-paper books, is the top-selling producer of books in the history of graphic design. Now, he has released eight new graphic design eBooks through his company, Bright Books. The full-color eBooks can be viewed on an iPad, Kindle Fire, other tablet devices, or on any computer.
For Carter, the most exciting thing about eBooks is the economics of the new media. “My old books used to cost $49.95. My new books are under $10,” he said. “This is a game changer for creative compilation books directed to creative people. They are now very affordable.”
Carter founded Bright Books in March of 2010, a month before Apple’s ipad was released. ” Once the kindle came out, it was inevitable that eBooks would eventually have color,” Carter said, “and I wanted to be the first mover in eBooks for the graphic design world.”
He Has realized that goal with his eight new books, which focus on logos, posters and Graphic Design. He will produce 13 more eBooks for the creative world by the end of 2012. The new books are available for instant purchase and download through http://www.brightbooks.com. The site also offers free 20-page sample downloads of each book.