Typically, when we talk about Kickstarter projects here on Technabob, we’re looking at a video game or some sort of gadget or accessory. But some of the most common projects on Kickstarter have nothing to do with electronics.
While physical books and magazines are clearly going the way of the dodo bird, one genre of print which is still going strong is the graphic novel. And you can’t mention graphic novels these days without mentioning The Walking Dead.
Remember Myst? The graphic adventure game that transported players to the island of Myst by using a special book? Well, how would you like to give the game another go while playing it in an actual book?
Take a look at the gun this woman is wielding. Sure it doesn’t looks like it could fire any ammo, but it still looks pretty badass. What if I told you it wasn’t a gun at all, but it was a custom-bound book?
Fans of the Legend of Zelda series have long wondered about the chronology and connection of the 16 main games. As part of its 25th anniversary celebration this year, its creators finally revealed the canonical answer to these questions and more in the book Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia.
Technology is great for lots of things, but it’s not doing book publishers any favors. At least, those who haven’t gone digital and just sell books in their traditional form.
Book sales have been dropping ever since iPads, Kindles, and Nooks hit.
Anyone that’s ever stayed in a hotel knows that if you open the nightstand drawer next to the bed, you’re going to find a copy of the Bible place there by the Gideons. The Gideons have been placing Bibles in hotel rooms for years and it is estimated that nearly 80,000,000 were distributed last year alone.
Ah, the smell of real honest to god books. There’s nothing quite like it. The smell of a book can instantly transport you back to something amazing that you once read. But sadly you can’t get that smell from E-books.
Dictionaries are awesome. You want to know the meaning of life? Look it up in the dictionary! It literally has the answer. I use it everyday when I write, because truth be told I don’t know what all these symbols mean.
If you frequently find yourself needing a power outlet strip or short extension cable, and are looking for a way to tidy up your act, you might want to check out the Plugbook. This cleverly designed outlet box is designed to look like a book, and hides away on your bookshelf when not in use.
Are you having trouble getting your kid to pipe down? Does said kid love Star Trek: The Next Generation? Does this mean you don’t have cable? If you answered yes to all three, you have two choices: duct tape or the awesome Star Trek Quiet Book.
There are thousands of different iPad and iPhone cases out there, but other than watch bands, the little iPod nano hasn’t got that many, which is one of the reasons why Pad & Quill developed the Littlest Black Book, a teeny tiny case for your iPod nano.
Everyday, at around one in the afternoon, I begin to yawn excessively and get extremely sleepy like clockwork. Blame it on the warm temperature here or on the fact that I just had an incredibly filling lunch, but this huge wave of sleepiness just hits me at the same time, every single day.
There are a lot of blogging platforms available on the Internet so you can self-publish your thoughts and random ramblings for the whole world to read. That’s great news for people who want to share their ideas or let off some stream – but what about the writers who want to create complete novels?
Of the many abilities and attractive traits of Han Solo, the one thing that never ceases to amaze me is the fact that he can understand Chewbacca. Now, thanks to author Wu Kee Smith and his book How to Speak Wookiee, you too can learn a handful of basic Wookiee phrases that I am absolutely sure will come in handy one day.