These book-related social innovations include not simply books in themselves, for instance the New York Times bestseller Giving 2.0 by Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen and the new publication Social Change Anytime Everywhere by Allyson Kapin and Amy Sample Ward. They also include things like Action Deafness Tech's bookstore and publishing project.
I once heard someone say that a book was the oldest form of social innovation and while the person said it in a way to insight discussion and the claim is of course highly arguable, I think there's something to be said about a book as a social object and what's more, about book-related social innovations having the capability to create change in some capacity or another.
31 Book-Related Social Innovations
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Published: Jun 21, 2013