Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book General > News

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-01-2010, 10:12 AM   #1
Steven Lyle Jordan
Grand Sorcerer
Steven Lyle Jordan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Steven Lyle Jordan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Steven Lyle Jordan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Steven Lyle Jordan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Steven Lyle Jordan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Steven Lyle Jordan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Steven Lyle Jordan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Steven Lyle Jordan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Steven Lyle Jordan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Steven Lyle Jordan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Steven Lyle Jordan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Steven Lyle Jordan's Avatar
 
Posts: 8,482
Karma: 5171130
Join Date: Jan 2006
Device: none
Surrendering to Tomorrow

The article "Surrendering to Tomorrow" in Inside Higher Ed is part gee-whiz-how-cool-are-ebooks, part review-slash-advert of the book Merchants of Culture: The Publishing Industry in the Twenty-First Century (available, at this point, only in hardback format). But the article's writer mentions the book's apparently small section devoted to ebooks, noting the recent spike in ebook sales... then pulling back from making any statement of whether this is a trend, or just a blip in the overall pattern.

Quote:
The avoidance of fatalism is smart -- as indeed the whole book is. It gives added force to his warning about the possible downside of this brave new world: the danger that "content" might become "cannon fodder for large and powerful technology companies that use content to drive the sales of their devices and services, thereby devaluing intellectual property and sucking value out of the content creation process."
He said "might"?
Steven Lyle Jordan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2010, 12:44 PM   #2
fjtorres
Grand Sorcerer
fjtorres ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.fjtorres ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.fjtorres ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.fjtorres ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.fjtorres ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.fjtorres ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.fjtorres ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.fjtorres ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.fjtorres ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.fjtorres ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.fjtorres ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 8,064
Karma: 61898722
Join Date: May 2009
Location: 26 kly from Sgr A*
Device: PRS-T1, KT, PB701/IQ, K2, PB360, BeBook One, Axim51v, TC1000
When was this book published?
1999?
fjtorres is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2010, 01:26 PM   #3
neilmarr
neilmarr
neilmarr ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.neilmarr ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.neilmarr ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.neilmarr ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.neilmarr ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.neilmarr ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.neilmarr ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.neilmarr ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.neilmarr ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.neilmarr ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.neilmarr ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
neilmarr's Avatar
 
Posts: 7,227
Karma: 6000059
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Monaco-Menton, France
Device: sony
***Merchants of Culture: The Publishing Industry in the Twenty-First Century (available, at this point, only in hardback format)***

My underline. But that says enough to me about the value of this piece, Steve. Sorry. Neil
neilmarr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2010, 01:33 PM   #4
queentess
Reading is sexy
queentess ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.queentess ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.queentess ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.queentess ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.queentess ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.queentess ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.queentess ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.queentess ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.queentess ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.queentess ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.queentess ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
queentess's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,304
Karma: 544517
Join Date: Apr 2009
Device: none
Quote:
Originally Posted by neilmarr View Post
***Merchants of Culture: The Publishing Industry in the Twenty-First Century (available, at this point, only in hardback format)***

My underline. But that says enough to me about the value of this piece, Steve. Sorry. Neil
Not sure where it's out already, but in the US it won't be available until October 26th! Though it would be funny if it was never released as an ebook
queentess is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
ebooks, future, publishing, trends

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
PRS-600 Delivery Tomorrow jduvall Sony Reader 11 03-28-2010 10:30 PM
Classic Shipping Tomorrow? qpid360 Barnes & Noble NOOK 82 12-05-2009 12:01 AM
Tomorrow... hundenapf Bookeen 15 11-01-2009 11:09 PM
What are you doing TOMORROW NIGHT? AprilHare Lounge 32 07-14-2009 07:47 PM
As of tomorrow I will be a reader lbernste Introduce Yourself 3 07-21-2008 01:40 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:27 PM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.