'The Afronauts' photobook by Cristina De Middel will be launched on 17th April in Meeatings23
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The photobook for iPad and iPhone The Afronauts by Cristina De Middel will be launched at Meeatings23 (Barcelona) on 17th April.
The Afronauts was published in printed format last May 2012. After a few months, the book got sold out. It is considered by a lot of critics as the best photobook of 2013. There’s still people waiting to get his copy. If we look for “The Afronauts” on Amazon we’ll find that there are right now copies being sold at more than 3000$. Cristina De Middel wanted to publish her book for iPad and iPhone in a more democratic way, thanks to digital distribution now the book will be available widely. Digital scarcity is different than physical scarcity.
More information on The Afronauts for iPad and iPhone here
Creation process of The Afronauts for iPad and iPhone
Ubicuo Studio has actively participated in the creation process of The Afronauts for iPad and iPhone. As digital publishers, we didn’t understand the digital version of The Afronauts as a digital conversion from printed format into a digital PDF. We wanted to develop The Afronauts from scratch, that’s the reason that this book is not a PDF or EPUB3. Behind it there’s Objective C (iOS programming language). Our mission was to think the book again taking advantage of all the features iPads and iPhones give us. We don’t want to spoiler you, so we’ll wait a few weeks until we reveal all the App secrets. Stay tuned!
We invite you all to The Afronauts launching at Meeatings23
We invite you to The Afronauts book for iPad and iPhone launching at Meeatings23 (17th April, 19.00h – C/ Sant Joaquim, 23 – Barcelona)