Tablets and Ebooks

The link below is to an article that takes a look at the future of Tablets and Ebooks.

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Are Grown-Up Coloring Books the Future of Publishing?


I was never capable of the precision required by childhood’s frequent forays into organized arts and crafts. My personal style was much too messy, so my many artistic endeavors were more of the sketch-and-doodle variety; I often colored outside the lines, literally and figuratively (indeed, coloring outside the lines was my favorite metaphor in my teenage diaries).

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J. K. Rowling and the Future of Harry Potter

The link below is to an article that looks at the future of Harry Potter, via an interview with J. K. Rowling.

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The Future of Enhanced Ebooks

The links below are to articles that look at the future of enhanced ebooks.

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Australia: NSW – The Mitchell Library

The link below is to an article that takes a look at the history and future of the Mitchell Library in NSW, Australia.

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The End of Ebook Readers?

The link below is to an article that looks at the probable end for ebook readers. In my view, the emergence of tablets is the real future for digital readers – not that I currently have a tablet.

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Apple, Amazon and the uncertain future of the book startup


Over the past few years, I’ve encountered countless startups that claim they are going to disrupt or revolutionize book publishing.

I once thought we might see one of those take off. Today, I’m not so sure. Book-related startups face a particularly tough path forward. Here are a few reasons why.

When Amazon is the chief disruptor, the odds are stacked against you

Any company that comes along trying to reinvent book publishing is competing not only with traditional book publishers but also with Amazon(s AMZN), which is almost 20 years old but keeps finding new ways to shake things up. Print book buying continues to move online and Amazon, which is now delivering on Sundays and offering same-day delivery in a growing number of cities, has a lock on that business. Kindle, launched in 2007, is the dominant ebook reading platform and Amazon is continually rolling out improvements to the Kindle…

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