|01-27-2010, 04:50 AM||#1|
Hibernian eBook Warrior
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Cork, Ireland
Device: Sony Reader
eBook software on the "tablet"
As speculation reaches fever pitch on todays announcement, I actually found myself dreaming about the "ipad/islate"!
Sad, I know - a real indication that the eBook virus has firmly caught hold of me now - as if I needed any proof!
I honestly dont know what the announcement holds in store for eBooks. I don't think its going to blow us away right now. I think it willl be neat and have nice features, but will probably focus more on textbooks than fiction or romance.Blio Reader is probably a good example of where it might go - full colour, annotation etc. Down the line, the tablet may serve as a springboard for new developments, but it will take time.
What I am afraid of is another attempt to monopolise the marketplace. I would personally like to have more than one or two places to shop for my eBooks in the future. I feel that more publishers are going to start finding their "verticals" and really start engaging with their readers, building meaningful, productive communities online, benefitting reader and author alike. At least I can hope....
|apple tablet, blio, blioreader, publishers, verticals|
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