GoodeReader posted on Pearson Publishing’s $3.3-billion loss. The textbook company feels it has to accelerate its “digital transformation” as students opt to borrow texts through Amazon or Google or use Apps for the information they require.
The moral of the story is the eBook Revolution continues, and legacy publishers have to get it through their heads that they can either have a piece of the action at an affordable price through accessible platforms or file sharing, eBook piracy and legal digital information exchanges will leave them with much, much less–or nothing.
There seems to be a growing interest in FREE (please not pirated) eBooks. One could draw the conclusion that people like to read eBooks, they just don’t want to pay for overpriced eBook titles that legacy publishers continue to foist on the market. (Because legacy publishers wish to undermine the eBook market.)
Now Voice of America makes a few suggestions about where you can find FREE eBooks. (Make sure you understand the difference between Amazon Prime reading which isn’t FREE and just plain Amazon FREE eBooks that are listed on the site to enjoy.)
ZDNet reports that the Linux Foundation has released a FREE eBook for business outlining the best ways to get the most out of open source.