Shorter than a novel, but longer than a magazine article -- a TED Book is a great way to feed your craving for ideas anytime.
TED Books are short original electronic books
produced by TED Conferences. Like the best
TED Talks, they're personal and provocative, and designed to
spread great ideas. TED Books are typically under 20,000
words — long enough to unleash a powerful narrative, but
short enough to be read in a single sitting.
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Our new TED Books App allows us to embed audio, video and social features into every book, broadening the depth and detail of each work. These additional multimedia features suit the wide-ranging creative palette of our authors and allows them to fully express their ideas.
With the TED Books App, you can subscribe to TED Books and get immediate free access to every single TED Books title! You also get access to the entire TED Books archive for the duration of your subscription. Subscriptions are just $14.99 per year. At least 10 new TED Books are published and available to you to download each year.
TED Books can be purchased individually for $1.99 each on the platform and device of your choice: The TED Books app, Kindle, iBook or Nook.
The success of TED Talks has demonstrated that millions of people around the world are hungry to absorb new ideas. Many of the talks create a desire to go deeper -- but not everyone has the time to read an entire book on a subject. TED Books fill that gap. With more demands than ever on people's time, we think many will welcome the chance to absorb a TED Book on a single short plane flight or on a day's commute.
While a traditional book is at least 60,000 words, TED Books, at fewer than 20,000, allow a writer to flesh out an idea in a satisfying way -- without requiring a week of reading time. We created this imprint because new ebook technologies like Kindle and iPad have changed the rules of the game. Just as iTunes allowed people to build new listening habits around individual music tracks instead of albums, so the new reading technologies allow instant distribution of books of any length -- facilitating new, more focused reading habits.