if:book HOTBOOK launched

futureofthebook.org.uk/index.php/hotbook/

The HOTBOOK is a ground breaking and free digital resource created by if:book.

The HOTBOOK aims to ignite a passion for literature (past, present and future) by introducing and exploring fragments of great works and presenting them in a way that will excite an audience that is more at ease with an electronic game or gadget than a book and with people who spend time social networking rather than reading.

To receive the free HOTBOOK resources and teachers’ guide, please visit futureofthebook.org.uk/index.php/hotbook/

—–

Some audio clips (very quiet, unfortunately) from the launch event at the Free Word Centre in London:

Viv Bird, Chief Executive of Booktrust:
Listen!

Roland Marden, Head of Research, Booktrust (1):
Listen!

Roland Marden, Head of Research, Booktrust (2):
Listen!

Eleanor Clarke, Head of English, Queensbridge School, Birmingham:
Listen!

Questions:
Listen!

Daljit Nagra, poet:
Listen!