Something New and Different

First of all, a BIG THANK YOU to everyone who made our weekly book giveaways such a success! It’s been great fun sharing some of our bestsellers and new titles with you.

This week we’re doing something a bit different. Rather than giving away 1 book to 1 lucky reader, we’re giving away FREE EBOOKS to everyone! We’d love to share some new titles and help you fill up your ereaders with some fantastic summer reading.

The process remains the same: fill out the form below, click SUBMIT, and your FREE EBOOK will be emailed to you! You can check out which ebook formats work best on your device using this chart, and find instructions on loading the files onto your device here.

It seemed only appropriate that the inaugural FREE EBOOK should be something similarly tech-related. So, to kick things off, we’re giving away STREAMING: MOVIES, MEDIA, AND INSTANT ACCESS by Wheeler Winston Dixon.

Film stocks are vanishing, but the iconic images of the silver screen remain—albeit in new, sleeker formats. Today, viewers can instantly stream movies on televisions, computers, and smartphones. Gone are the days when films could only be seen in theaters or rented at video stores: movies are now accessible at the click of a button, and there are no reels, tapes, or discs to store. Any film or show worth keeping may be collected in the virtual cloud and accessed at will through services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Instant.

In Streaming, Wheeler Winston Dixon reveals the positive and negative consequences of the transition to digital formatting and distribution, exploring the ways in which digital cinema has altered contemporary filmmaking and our culture. This groundbreaking book illuminates the challenges of preserving media in the digital age and explores what stands to be lost, from the rich hues of traditional film stocks to the classic movies that are not profitable enough to offer in streaming formats. Dixon also investigates the financial challenges of the new distribution model, the incorporation of new content such as webisodes, and the issue of ownership in an age when companies have the power to pull purchased items from consumer devices at their own discretion.

Streaming
 touches on every aspect of the shift to digital production and distribution. It explains not only how the new technology is affecting movies, music, books, and games, but also how instant access is permanently changing the habits of viewers and influencing our culture.

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