Announcing the First, Digitally-Enhanced “Multi-Book”
Introduction to Graphic Communication, Second Edition
by Harvey Levenson & John Parsons
In 2007, Cal Poly Professor Harvey Levenson published a definitive book on printing and graphic communication. It was well received and widely adopted by colleges and within the graphics community. After many requests for an updated version, Dr. Levenson teamed up with former Seybold editor John Parsons to create the second edition.
During the planning stage, it became obvious that such a book would be the ideal vehicle for showing how print and digital media could work together, greatly enhancing the learning experience. This is not an eBook. Readers will use the printed book and a mobile app to access relevant digital content—or interact with other readers.
So, in partnership with Ricoh USA, and using their Clickable Paper technology, we will publish the first, hybrid (print+digital) book of it’s kind, which we’ve tentatively dubbed a “multi-book.”
The PRINT 17 Debut!
We were privileged to debut the prototype version (two chapters and an introduction), at PRINT 17 in Chicago. At the Ricoh booth ans elsewhere, many individuals and organizations stepped up with potential media resources for the final version of the book, as well as some novel new ways to use it. Watch this space for more details. In the meantime, here’s the promo/demo video that Ricoh used on their show webpage and on the booth screen during our signing event:
Editing, re-writing, and media production continue, with the final book release scheduled for early 2018. Keep checking this page for new videos and other development news & information. If we’re right, this will be a publishing first.
Using the form below, let us know your thoughts—and whether you’d like to pre-order the book for your school or organization.