Posted by: anitanolan | January 8, 2011

Making Books Do Things e-Books Can’t–and Vice Versa

An interesting article in the LA Times on e-books. Here’s an excerpt:

Mainstream publishers say printed books are far from extinct. Nonetheless, their role in publishing is changing. Amazon.comnow sells more e-books than hardcovers. And e-book sales rose 193% in 2010, according to Peter Kafka’s MediaMemo, although they still account for only 9% of the market.

Jonathan Karp, the publisher of Simon & Schuster, says the challenge for his industry is to find ways to serve customers for both printed and digital editions.

Read the article here.


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