|05-04-2006, 06:45 AM||#1|
Join Date: Oct 2002
Device: Sony PRS-650 / Nexus 7 / Kindle PW
Why the situation is ripe for e-books
Michael Mace not only has profound insight in the mobile tech industry, but he is also a talented writer. In his latest editorial Mike systematically analyzes why e-books, although so far they have been a failure in the consumer market, are ready to pick up steam. Some issues he raises:
My favorite quote:
So most of the value added by publishers is logistical - they manage the complicated production process, get the book placed in stores, handle returns, and so on. If the printing and bookselling process is bypassed, the value-add of most publishers goes away. And so, perhaps, does the publisher.
|05-06-2006, 11:34 PM||#2|
Join Date: Jul 2003
I cannot agree more, in particular on the quote that the need for publishers is so yesterday.
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