Artist Books 3.0

Where artists' books and the book arts meet online...




A group to discuss book art in e-book form or any other computer/internet/screen based book form. From iphone books to twitter.

Members: 48
Latest Activity: Jan 3, 2017

Links to free artists' e-books:

Eleanor Dare's hybrid book project:

A Twitter e-book experiment by Abigail Thomas:

A link to another Twitter project by

A liberature e-book/hypertext/internet piece by Radosław

This is an interesting project I stumbled across:

Saw this advert for Alice in Wonderland interactive ebook for the ipad:


interesting e-marginalia project:


Institute for the Future of the Book:  and their open source e-book program: 


Charles Brownson ebooks:

Please send me (Abigail Thomas) a message with links to your books to add to this list, or post a comment below.

Discussion Forum

Kindle/Nook/Kobo etc... Artists' ebooks?

Started by Abigail Thomas. Last reply by Frespech Dec 10, 2011. 19 Replies

I have just bought the new Kindle; I know a book art friend who has made a Kindle artists' book, but wondered how and…Continue

Tags: book, art, digital, sony, kobo

iphone as an ebook reader

Started by Abigail Thomas. Last reply by Frespech Aug 13, 2011. 6 Replies

So has anyone used an iphone as an ebook reader yet? Is it any good? Is there potential for making good book art with, or for, them? And has anyone actually made any yet?

Tags: book, art, books, artists, ebook

SMS, MMS (Mobile phone) books

Started by Abigail Thomas. Last reply by Abigail Thomas Jan 25, 2011. 3 Replies

Was trying to find some info on mobile phone (non smart-phone) art; book art or otherwise. Google has failed me a bit. I know there must be some artists who have used this media in the past or…Continue

Tags: phones, mobile, mms, sms

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Comment by Charles Brownson on October 23, 2011 at 1:50
My e-books don't do anything. They just sit there as sample visual or textual pages with offers to download as Kindle or pdf, or for little ones as html. I'm beginning to be embarrassed about this. Who does multi-media, interactive, or animated books who can offer hints from their work?
Comment by Charles Brownson on October 23, 2011 at 1:42
I've posted on my blog on this site some information about the use of my studio blog to promote my website, together with a question as to whether anyone has data about this. Also, I've begun offering Kindle text-only versions of my books. I don't suppose other book artists traffic in this, since Kindles aren't very graphic yet. What about tablets?
Comment by Abigail Thomas on March 20, 2011 at 7:53
an open-source program that you can use to create e-books without having to know any programming: - i've not used it yet but would love to hear from anyone who has or uses something similar
Comment by Abigail Thomas on March 20, 2011 at 7:43
interesting e-marginalia project:
Comment by Sarah Bodman on January 31, 2011 at 23:08

Hi Abigail

I just remembered this one too:

A book work which explores the issues of Internet instability is Deciphering Human Chromosome 16: We Report Here by Sarah Jacobs. The Deciphering Human Chromosome 16 bookworks use text in a visual way to document the ethical, economic, political and philosophical polemics associated with mapping the human genome. We Report Here is an e-book which contains links to about 250 websites collected in the months following publication in the journal Nature of 'The sequence and analysis of duplication-rich human chromosome 16' (Vol. 432. December 2004). Its contents change over time as the websites change, migrate or disappear. Published by information as material. You can download the e-book free from the link at:

Comment by Abigail Thomas on January 10, 2011 at 22:30
exactly! using the website 'page' as a page; hyperlinks as page turners and flipability between 'pages' extended
Comment by Sarah Bodman on January 10, 2011 at 22:26


Radoslaw Nowakowski's hypertext books which can only be viewed online; check out End of The World according to EMERYK at

And Liberlandia at:

Comment by Abigail Thomas on January 10, 2011 at 21:59
websites as books? any thoughts?
Comment by Abigail Thomas on August 7, 2010 at 20:27
Came across this recently; Alice in Wonderland for the ipad:
Comment by Abigail Thomas on April 14, 2010 at 20:14
Nice idea Nicci - I like the character limit on twitter too - my twitter is just an experiemnt for now but hopr to start something good with it soon - let us know if/when you do produce something

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