TechCrunch on the future of books (which is not going to happen)
John Biggs from TechCrunch wonders how and where the book will evolve in the next 15 years. It’s always good to use imagination and predict the future, but the idea of the “complete transition” to a digital form is not going to happen.
2025 – The transition is complete even in most of the developing world. The book is, at best, an artifact and at worst a nuisance. Book collections won’t disappear – hold-outs will exist and a subset of readers will still print books – but generally all publishing will exist digitally.
Books in any form, paperback, audio, electronic, enhanced, interactive, web-based, hardcover – will peacefully coexist. It’s more about how to make them flexibly available on demand in any form we would possibly like.
About Piotr Kowalczyk
Founder of Ebook Friendly. Ebook enthusiast, technology geek, and self-published short story author.
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