My publisher just told me about a review of my book Designing the Digital Experience, and I thought I’d share it with you. The review was published in New Library World (Vol 111, No. 7/8, pg 359-360), and was written by Sarah McNicol.
She nailed it (and I’m not just saying that because it was a positive review). Here’s the start of the review:
“David Lee King is a librarian at the Topeka & Shawnee Country Public Library inÂ Kansas, but he also writes an excellent blog (www.davidleeking.com) on emergingÂ trends in library web sites and digital technology. In this book, he writes in the sameÂ accessible and interesting style, focusing on experience design and its role in buildingÂ web sites. This is not a book about technical speciï¬cs, nor a step-to-step guide toÂ building a web site, rather it is a book to make librarians and others, including webÂ developers and marketing professionals, think more deeply about how they design anÂ experience so web site users are â€œenchanted and captivated.”
Yes! I never intended to write a step-by-step guide to building an experience – how the heck do you do that, anyway? Building experiences, even digital ones, really depends on your individual setting – your staff, your stuff, and your community. My hope is that you read my book, and think. Think about how you can transform a simple website into an interactive experience – much like you already do in your physical buildings.
And â€¦ since I’m writing about the book â€¦ why not throw in a discount, too? If you buy the book from Information Today before September 5, use this promo code – ITISP. It will give you a discount. Otherwise, buy it from Amazon.
Thanks for reading! And … drumroll please … look for my second book sometime next year! I am a week or so away from sending it to the publisher to do the editing thing to it. Fingers crossed, and more info coming!