New Idea: TED Books

January 26, 2011

TED Books launch.

TED Books launch

Are you a fan of TED talks? You might be excited by their news:

Today, TED announced the launch of TED Books. They are short works of nonfiction distributed digitally (for the Kindle and Kindle Reader apps for iPad and Android) which are meant to convey one powerful, interesting idea that’s easy enough to read in a single sitting. Essentially they are TED talks, in print format, for $2,99 each. (TED talk videos remain free of charge , available from their website.)

What do you think? A good idea or not?  Would you buy them?

And, do you have a favorite TED talk? If so, please share them in the comments section below – Dodge staff occasionally watch TED talks during our lunchtime, and we’re always looking for recommendations.

See also this interesting article in Fast Company magazine on TED and how it’s creating a “new Harvard” – we tweeted about awhile back, if you follow us on Twitter.

Image: TED