Our President and Publisher here at Presbyterian Publishing got his hands on this article and has begun to pass it around the office. When I first read the title, "The Bookless Future", I assumed that it was going to be some gloom and doom article about the end of the printed word and how technology was just going to mess everything up. I was pleasantly surprised. The writer describes the need for publishers to be more creative in how we think about selling our products and in what form. We might just need to create a new category. Hardback, paperback and an e-copy. This is not a new concept. For years different companies tried to sell these ebooks. They were these thin tablet devices that were created for the sole purpose of reading e-books. It was a total flop. The units were cheap and hard to read from. The screen resolution was painful for reading ad page let alone a whole book. This writer specifically speaks about the a new device called the Sony LIBRIe. Its currently only available in Japan.
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