Mashable Debuts First E-Book: Politics Transformed
We’re happy to announce that Mashable’s first Special Report, #Politics Transformed: The High Tech Battle for Your Vote is now available as an e-book on the Amazon Kindle platform.
In total, Politics Transformed encompasses over 20,000 words of original reporting that uncovers the major ways in which tech is affecting the 2012 elections and beyond, including how the campaigns are collecting massive amounts of voter data and what they’re doing with it, how crowdfunding might change campaign finance forever, what role mobile will play in the future of campaign politics, why most of us still can’t vote from home online, how social media is helping to stop voter suppression, and what the future might hold for the presidential race of 2040.
We also pull back the curtain on the digital wizards who are shaping the online campaigns of the candidates in 2012 and what strategies they’re employing the ensure victory for their clients.
This is the type of content that we hope you’ll want to read slowly and refer to again and again. To that end, we are releasing the entire report as an e-book on the Amazon Kindle platform, ideal for consuming during your commute, on your couch or anywhere else. By utilizing the Kindle platform, Politics Transformed is available on every Kindle device, as well as the iPad, iPhone and Android phones and tablets via the free Kindle app.
But the e-book isn’t just a recreation of the report on the web. The Kindle edition, which is available today for $2.99, also includes four exclusive interviews that you won’t find anywhere else.
These interviews add further insight into our rapidly changing election environment. We sat down with Adam Sharp, the Senior Manager of Government, News and Social Innovation at Twitter to discuss how social media is changing the election; with Zephyr Teachout, the former Director of Internet Organizing for Dean for America to examine how far we’ve come since 2004; with Dana Chisnell, a Ballot Design and Usability Expert, to talk about how ballot design and change the course of history, and with James Fowler, Professor of Political Science at the University of California San Diego, who has studied how social media can get out the vote.
Politics Transformed features contributions from Mashable’s Deputy Editor Chris Taylor, U.S. & World Reporter Alex Fitzpatrick, Associate Editor Amanda Wills, and Features Writer Matt Petronzio, as well as guest contributors including Elana Varon, Liza Porteus Viana and Anne Nelson. It also features fantastic original illustrations by Bob Al-Greene.
Click here to purchase your copy of the Politics Transformed: The High Tech Battle for Your Vote e-book from the Kindle Store.