Monday, June 4, 2012

E-books rewrite the rules for book industry. From @marketwatch

Just five years after Amazon introduced the Kindle e-reader and created a market for e-books virtually overnight, digital publishing is a hot topic and the book industry has never been more exciting for publishers, authors, readers — and investors.

Look at some recent headlines, all from the past six months: 

If you showed this list to anyone in publishing just five years ago and told them this is what’s to come, they would have looked down their spectacles at you, pulled their tweed coat about themselves and stormed off to one of the many nearby independent booksellers. Almost nobody saw it coming, except maybe Amazon’s Jeff Bezos. 

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