A networked book is an open book designed to be written, edited, and read in a networked environment.  It is also a platform for social exchange, and is potentially linked to other books and other discussions. Wikipedia can be considered a networked book.
The networked book has four primary characteristics:
- The Networked Book is an Open Book
- The Networked Book is Structurally Granular or Disaggregated
- The Networked Book is Social
- The Networked Book is Processed
The networked book maintains an open structure during all or part of its creation. For example, Lawrence Lessig ‘s, Code: Version 2.0 used a wiki to open the editing process for the second edition of the Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace , . In order to “draw upon the creativity and knowledge of the community This is an online , collaborative book update, a first of its kind. In other words, at some point the book is declared finished, and closed to further input and adjustment by the community. Another example of an open book structure is the popular Wikipedia. This online wiki encyclopedia is completely and indefinitely open.
Another example of a networked book is Turbulence.org’s 2009 commissioned anthology, Networked: a (networked book) about (networked art) .  The website explores writing, art, and culture in a networked society, and explores the subject on multiple levels. In addition to the thematic matter, the initial commissioned authors are invited to submit chapters using a blog or wiki format. While the author of the blog format (with the CommentPress plugin), artist / theorist Patrick Lichty created a wiki -formatted chapter, “Art in the Age of Dataflow”,  which discusses the literary theories of spatial narrative from its inception in the 1940s to the age ofbig data . Like Lawrence Lessig ‘s text, Dataflow was intended as a propositional text from which the online community expand on the original chapter. Lichty’s Institute for Networked Culture book, “Variant Analyzes, Interrogations of New Media Art and Culture”. 
Structurally granular or disaggregated
The networked book manifests a certain “disarticulation of the body of text” and “disaggregated / reaggregated” structure as described by Raffaele Simone in his essay, The Body of the Text.  “Disarticulation of the body of the text occurs when the text is generated by an author is not perceived as closed to external interventions, an entity to which the author in the manner of ROM , which is “read only”), but it does not matter how much it is broken up. apart), manipulated, and reaggregated (reassembled) without damaging the text by the author.
The networked book is a form that helps us understand and understand the world. Moreover, the networked book sets up formats that are often designed to update continually, incorporating new information and reconfiguring the book to accommodate new content and present it coherently.
Jonathan Harris’ 10 x 10  builds icts happy from RSS feeds. The piece selects the most frequently used words from the major news networks to an hourly “portrait” of our world. This visualization tool represents a type of structure that we would like to see in networked books. The human editor / programmer creates the search and visualization function and the machine then collects, edits, and presents text and images according to criteria built into the program. This type of “book” format depends on granular content that can be “manipulated and reaggregated” by a tool.
Social software environments create spaces for communal authorship. They allow raw, uncompromisingly to be collectively assembled within the nascent form of the electronic book itself, facilitating a gestational space for content to evolve from a spontaneous discussion of an edited book to the activity of the social network. LiveJournal  is a useful model for socially networked books. 
The multiple-author forum creates a different kind of thinking environment. Individual points of view are mediated by multiple voices. This may be more of a multi-faceted approach to the issue of single-author print model.
The future book will be a networked book or a ” processed book ” as Joseph Esposito  calls it. To process a book, he says, is more than simply building links to it; also includes a modification of the act of creation, which tends to encourage the absorption of the book into a network of applications, including but not limited to commentary. This “processing” creates iterations of the book: reviews, revisions and trajectories that accumulate around the original draft. The iterations of Wikipedia is a good example of this principle. The networked book, a process-based knowledge machine incorporates the thinking process of multiple authors.
Processing the networked book
It is useful, in this case, to compare the processing of a networked book to the standard editorial procedures found in print culture. Both print books and networked books originate from an idea conceived by a senior editor or an author. However, the participatory framework of a networked book is articulated by a designer, and executed by a program, before the content is written or assembled, thus creating an open book structure. Paper-based books are turned over to the designer, production artist and printer after the content is finished, resulting in a closed book structure. The networked book is assembled, in its entirety, by a community of authors according to the authored thesis by the editor / author and within the space created by the designer and programmer. The community of contributors acts both author and reader, which is more than just a co-creator. In a networked book, the content of the book is reviewed and revised by the community and the various iterations of the text are often saved and discussed. In a paper-based book, content is unique and is revised under the supervision of an editor. The readers have no part in this process and the revisions are only examined and debated in special cases, and then usually by scholars or authors, not by the general readership. After the content has been generated by the community within the framework of the network book’s thesis and architecture,
- Collaborative writing
- Jump up^ This definition of the networked book was Introduced in a paper written by Kim White about a project Undertaken by the Institute for the Future of the BookIt was published by Kairosnewsas share of the C & W Online 2005 Conference .
- Jump up^ “Networked: a (networked_book) about (networked_art):” . turbulence.org .
- Jump up^ “Art in the Age of Dataflow:” . turbulence.org .
- Jump up^ “Variant Analyzes, Interrogations of New Media Art and Culture:” . Intstitute for Networked Culture, Amsterdam .
- Jump up^ “The Future of the Book” . University of California Press .
- Jump up^ “10×10 / 100 Words and Pictures That Define the Time by Jonathan J. Harris” . tenbyten.org .
- Jump up^ “LiveJournal: Discover global communities of friends who share your unique passions and interests” . livejournal.com .
- Jump up^ See alsoMcKenzie Wark’sGAM3R 7H30RY 1.1, an open book experiment produced by theInstitute for the Future of the Book.