Singularity Hub’s Aaron Saenz offers a thought-provoking piece on the future of books. I’m in agreement with most of the post, but do think that ‘reasonable’ prices will do the same job that ‘low’ prices will. We’ll never get rid of eBook Pirates and file sharers, but we don’t have to encourage them with ridiculous …
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The eBook Revolution promises an exciting year on the multimedia, full-color tablet front as Sony announces its plans to bring not one but two new tablet-devices to compete in the market that is currently being dominated by Apple iPad. Read the full story at BBC. Added to the arrival of Rearch In Motion’s PlayBook and …
A post at Bradenton.com in California reports on another front in the eBook Revolution where Book Club members start to show where their true loyalties lie. Passions build on both sides of the digital divide.
Many thanks to Jorgen for a link to a Guardian.co.uk story about the developing war on eBook Piracy. Again, one has to wonder how much it’s hurting business, since business is booming… The powers-that-be (or the powers-that-were) have to realize that similar to the case of digital music some eBook Piracy and file sharing might …
More doom and gloom for traditional publishing over at PCMag in a story called “The End of the Printed Book?” by John C. Dvorak. It must be the Easter holiday…has everyone wanting to pull the plug.
Thanks Jorgen for a link to the Los Angeles Review of Books and a provocative article by Ben Ehrenreich entitled “The Death of the Book.” An excellent Good Friday read.
DailyTech says Amazon will begin offering a new feature called Kindle Library Lending. (2011 Launch Date Pending.) The service will allow you to visit a participating library and check out an eBook that you can then read at home. The ‘borrowed’ titles will eventually expire but for their duration will allow you to read all …
A GoodeReader story updates us on the explosion of Indie authors taking advantage of the accessibility offered them by the eBook Revolution. There are so many ways for Indie authors to self-publish, that they’ve left the traditional publishers, agents and authors reeling. There’s a new game in town–not so exclusive–and the readers and writers are …
The rumors continue about a possible Amazon Tablet device designed to take on the Apple iPad head-to-head. Here is a GottaBeMobile.com post that suggests that if Amazon is working toward such a eBook Revolution confrontation, then they’re the only ones capable of taking on the formidable teaming of iPad and iTunes.
Thanks Jorgen for a link to this Futurebook story that calls into question some of the industry claims about eBook Piracy. In fact, if eBook sales are showing explosive, record growth, how is the rumored “rampant” eBook Piracy impacting it adversely?