The e-Gutenberg Revolution Continues

We have posted several times (including just yesterday) on the prospects for 3-D printing to revolutionize manufacturing.  In the same way, technology may be changing publishing far beyond anything we can imagine  Springwise reports on Moglue, a new platform that enables anyone to publish and sell their own e-books:

Regular Springwise readers may remember the recently featured Qbooks and Push Pop Press, digital publishing houses that embed photos and videos to create interactive e-books. Hoping to make publishing such books accessible to everyone, Moglue have created a desktop platform that enables amateur writers to create interactive e-books, with no programming knowledge required.

Moglue was founded by an international team who met at a start-up event in Seoul, South Korea. Their aim is to “democratize app creation” in the same way that digital recording studios gave amateur musicians the resources to enter the music industry. The drag-and-drop interface allows for easy creation of both static and interactive content, and is designed to be used by all ages.

Here’s the question:  is this really a good thing or is it the equivalent of handing out out megaphones to a bunch of pre-schoolers.  Only time will tell. . .

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