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Old 09-18-2011, 06:34 PM   #45
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Its been proven that consumers don't mind targeted ads-for example, the Kindle Special Offers. Anybody who even glances at TV will see that the ad supported TV model is very much alive. Also, too, most people who have TVs don't have DVRs
The television industry has been dying for several decades, for reasons noted. And their advertising is shifting (as it is in movies) from commercials to paid product placement ads in the content. When you see a character drinking a Coke, using a iPad, or driving a hot new car model, bet your rent the maker paid for you to see it.

Which is to say, you can't skip it.

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Again, depends on the ads.
It certainly doesn't help any that most ads seem to be deliberately made to be offensive and annoying, but that's not a problem with the business model.

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Lots of potential Stephen Kings upload stuff to the Internet every day. Guess what, no new Stephen Kings yet. People won't read crap, even if its ad-free-even if its free.
In point of fact, the list of independant authors who have sold over a million books with no traditional publishers is growing. You are behind the times.

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Technology didn't stop in 2007, mate. Things have moved on. It doesn't have to get as good as downloading a copy to your own device. Netflix and the various music streaming services show that consumers will settle for less than that, if the price is right.
Music isn't books, and music buyers aren't book buyers. Some of the differences have already been noted here.

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People who buy books also buy and read other content. They buy magazines, children's books, illustrated books, etc, etc. The shift to tablets is meant to serve those consumers
And they, too, aren't going to spend more for an inferior experience. They, too, aren't going to spend more to have a "multi-media experience" blaring in their ear. And that's just the ads. (And make no mistake, once there's a significant market for tablets instead of ebook readers, and those tablets are capable of video and sound, there will be annoying, deliberately offensive TV ads in the middle of your magazine, book, or whatever, that you can't turn off or skip.

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A medium where SOME people won't tolerate advertising . FTFY.
The question is, how many. Will there be enough to support the market (and the significantly increased production costs for multi-media)? What is being desribed here is, basically, turning your smart phone in to a television, only more expensive, but with inferior quality.

I have doubt. I know I won't be bothering to spend my money on any of that.
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