TED Books are short original electronic books produced every two weeks by TED Conferences. Like the best TEDTalks, 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.
The success of TED Talks has demonstrated that millions of people around the world are hungry to absorb new thoughts and perspectives. With more demands than ever on people's time, we think many will welcome the chance to absorb a TED Book when a spare hour becomes available.
The TED Books app allows us to embed audio, video, and social features into each book, broadening the depth and detail of each work. These additional multimedia features suit the wide-ranging creative palette of our contributors, many of who use photography, audio, and video in addition to the printed word to fully express their ideas.
TED Books can be purchased individually, or readers can subscribe and automatically receive a new ebook every two weeks. Those who subscribe within 90 days of our July 10, 2012 launch — whom we call Founding Subscribers — can download our entire back catalog at no charge.
TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with two annual conferences — the TED Conference in Long Beach and Palm Springs each spring, and the TEDGlobal conference in Edinburgh in the summer — TED includes the award-winning TEDTalks video site, the Open Translation Project and TED Conversations, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual $1 million TED Prize. On TED.com, we make the best talks and performances from TED and partners available to the world, free. More than 1,000 TEDTalks are available, with more added every day. All of the talks are subtitled in English, and many are subtitled in various languages.
TED Books offers a three-month, six-book subscription for $14.99, automatically renewed until canceled. Every two weeks, we'll have a new title available for download. Founding Subscribers – those who join within 90 days of our launch date – may also download titles from the back catalog free.
Individual books are available for $2.99 to non-subscribers.
Subscriber's Automatic-Renewal Feature: Your subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours prior to the end of the current period. Your iTunes account will automatically be charged at the same price for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current three-month period unless you change your subscription preferences in iTunes. You can manage your subscriptions through your iTunes Account Settings after purchase.
|TED Books App||Free||Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.|
|3-Month Subscription Plan||$14.99||TED Books offers a three-month, six-book subscription for $14.99, automatically renewed until canceled. Every two weeks, we'll have a new title available for download.|
|Individual Books||$2.99 each||Individual books are available for $2.99 to non-subscribers.|
What I like about the TED books is that they are short and that they expand on an audio visual format. They provide an opportunity to reinforce learning through more than one format, and to help students to refine their understanding of what is key information on a given subject.
Not Textbooks but books by speakers.