Originally Posted by Mike L
We've been hearing of the death of the traditional book for years. Not that long ago, the experts were saying that books would not survive the arrival or the World Wide Web. Before that, television was going to kill off the book. And before that, rado and the cinema.
In fact, there's a rumour that the second book printed by Guthenberg was a treatise on the crisis facing the book industry.
Sooner or later, they're going to be right.
Do you really think people will be reading paper books 100 years from now? How about 50 years? 20? 10? 5? Personally, I can't see ever buying another paperback novel. So for me, it's now. When basic eReaders cost $50, virtually everyone will have one. And then the low ROI on printing paperbacks will make them prohibitively expense.
So I say, "Stick a fork in them. They're done."