iPad, Kindle and other e-reader technology book business

Arizona Republic – “When the iPad hit stores, it joined the Kindle, Nooks and other technologies that will dramatically change how people read buy books. Book industry experts say that e-reader technology will forever change how books are made, stored and lent. The change is so profound that it could rival Gutenberg’s invention of the printing press in the 1440s. The shift to viewing books on an e-reader could further erode market share of traditional book stores.”

3 Responses to “iPad, Kindle and other e-reader technology book business”

  1. walt crawford
    April 5, 2010 at 12:13 pm #

    “Amazon.com Inc., the world’s largest retailer of digital and traditional books, sold more electronic books than paper ones last holiday season.”

    I sometimes despair of traditional journalism, and as flagrant an error as that one doesn’t help. Amazon claimn that ebooks outsold paper books on *one particular day*–namely Christmas day. A very different thing.

  2. Erin
    April 5, 2010 at 3:50 pm #

    I beg to differ. My opinion on the matter, in response to a radio show that *just this morning* said traditional publishing is going to change entirely and that the iPad and Kindle are book/library killers. Really, I’m so tired of the hype I could just, well, not care.

    http://www.scribd.com/doc/29444684/Why-the-iPad-and-Its-Counterparts-Are-Not-Paper-Book-Killers-yet

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