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 nicci haynes on April 14, 2010 at 9:28
I had an idea for mobile phone poems, within the 160 character limit and using predictive text equivalent words so that it reads in several ways (eg coping uses the same keys as boring etc). It would be like a contemporary version of a haiku. I havn't made one yet.
Comment by Eleanor Dare on April 13, 2010 at 1:59
Hello, the book is available here, it will change over the next few months). You can get a paperback or download an e book version.
and the software is currently for PC, but if you understand programming you could easily make the hackable version work on Mac or Linux, An e book about hacking the software is available here:
and fully commented code here:
I can help you make it work if need be....:-)
Comment by Abigail Thomas on April 13, 2010 at 1:23
Eleanor, is it available to anyone with any computer? And how do you get hold of the analogue book that goes with it? Any plans for an exhibition?
Comment by Eleanor Dare on April 13, 2010 at 0:00
This should be an interesting forum. I've recently released some software for a hybrid form of e book, available here:
The software is designed to work with an analogue book.
Comment by Abigail Thomas on April 12, 2010 at 23:20
Yeah thats what I was hoping too. I was surprised there wasn't already a group actually!
Comment by Sarah Bodman on April 12, 2010 at 22:53
Hi Abigail
This sounds a great idea for a group, and I hope people will add links to any free e-books they are making too, to show people some of the work that gets made.

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