Digital reading is firmly part of the mainstream. Whether it’s on the
web, in an app, or packaged as an e-book, more readers all over the
world are starting with a screen. But mainstream audience and
still-quickly evolving standards are a recipe for anxiety for readers
and publishers alike. This keynote examines how readers’ experiences
and expectations are changing in response to the new digital reading
landscape, and how and why editors and publishers can address those
expectations and soothe those anxieties.
Tim Carmody writes about media, technology, art, and culture at Wired.com, Wired Magazine, Snarkmarket, HiLobrow, The Idler, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Journal of Modern Literature, and other outlets. Together with the community at Snarkmarket, he helped write and edit a 2009 book titled New Liberal Arts. He studied mathematics and philosophy at Michigan State University and received a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and Literary Theory from UPenn in 2009. He founded Bookfuturism.com, a community website devoted to the future of reading.
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