Tuesday, 6 April 2010

eReading Devices | eBookGuru.org

eReading Devices | eBookGuru.org
I am eagerly following the current discussion about e-readers since the unveiling of the iPad, which I am sure will oust the overpriced one-stringed instruments out there.
Aside from the technology used to deliver ebooks, the future of ebook publishing seems to be rather more difficult to predict. The industry is undergoing a revolution, putting authors and readers in the driving seat of what is being written and read, but throwing up a plethora of new issues about how livings are to be made (what will happen to agents? to publishing houses?) how authors are to promote their own work and what is to be done about such bastions of the publishing industry as copyright. Will we see a return to the pre-Enlightenment era of no intellectual property rights, only skilled developers and deliverers of the written word or melody?
It's an exciting time, for sure.