Roger Sperberg has good faith that next year will mark the breakout year for e-books. Three preconditions are likely to be met by then, he argues:
- the emergence of suitable e-book reading devices
- publishers releasing e-books while agreeing on a DRM solution that also works for readers
- the emergence of a sophisticated distribution system for libraries who lend e-books.
For more, read Roger's editorial over at Teleread.org