Books in 2025: The Future of the Book World
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- How will ebooks change reading? Has it changed your reading?
- How fast will ebooks rise, and how high will they go? Is the paper book dead?
- Where is social reading going? What's core and what's fad?
- Will sites like LibraryThing continue to exist, or will ereaders leverage their advantages to make book discussion a platform-dependent activity?
- Will libraries contract or prosper in an ebook world? What can they do to make sure things turn out right?
- How will ebooks change the world for publishers?
- Will writers see increased opportunities--or be decimated by piracy? How will ebooks change literature?
- Are physical bookstores doomed?
- What about the rest of the book world--small and informal libraries, agents, rare books, small presses, book reviewers, etc.?
- Amazon, B&N, Apple... How many will win, and how will they evolve?
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|Stross on how readers will discover books in future|| ||4||timspalding, October 11|
|oyster (book streaming service)|| ||10||grintoul, September 30|
|Can Barnes and Noble be saved?|| ||23||grintoul, September 30|
|Amazon's Kindle Matchbook|| ||3||bestem, September 3|
|What will be lost with the closing of bookstores, and can LT replace it?|| ||32||southernbooklady, August 12|
|Segments Pressured By Ebooks|| ||15||brightcopy, August 1|
|ARTICLE: e-book design changes the way we read|| ||2||Senserial, July 31|
|Amazon to Launch Library Lending for Kindle Books|| ||63||MDGentleReader, June 22|
|Digital Public Library of America|| ||5||lkernagh, April 21|
|What is the value of a book?|| ||2||skoobdo, March 23|
|BookTV: Panel on Publishing|| ||1||barney67, January 5|
|University of Missouri Press closes|| ||4||Proclus, August 2012|
|Open Stacks Mk II|| ||1||elenchus, July 2012|
|The Viral Future|| ||5||lkernagh, June 2012|
|Amazon's e-book rental thrust|| ||69||2wonderY, May 2012|
|Maruice Sendak's opinion of e-books|| ||2||jbd1, May 2012|
|Harry Potter and the DRM Free Books (Now with DRM!)|| ||1||brightcopy, March 2012|
|Apple is your co-author|| ||12||brightcopy, January 2012|
|FREE Kindle eBook|| ||12||jbd1, January 2012|
|And So It Begins- Free Devices|| ||6||majkia, January 2012|
|Charlie's Diary Blog: Cutting their own throats|| ||3||staffordcastle, December 2011|
|Libraries finally balk at e-book-- oh wait, it's the publisher. Never mind.|| ||7||fdholt, November 2011|
|Kindle- Time Machine|| ||1||VisibleGhost, November 2011|
|Publisher consolidations?|| ||6||VisibleGhost, November 2011|
|The emperor's new books|| ||3||brightcopy, November 2011|
|6 Reasons We're In Another 'Book-Burning' Period in History|| ||2||elenchus, October 2011|
|Amazon, B&N, Neil Gaiman snit|| ||5||southernbooklady, October 2011|
|Enhanced eBooks & BookApps (in Science) - livestream 9/20|| ||1||xkyzero, September 2011|
|ebook gift-giving|| ||3||brightcopy, August 2011|
|A Folio Society for ebooks?|| ||21||vy0123, August 2011|
|Should bookstores charge for events?|| ||3||jjmcgaffey, June 2011|
|Google responds to Apple's 30% subscriptions with Google One Pass|| ||5||timspalding, June 2011|
|The Future of the Book World...|| ||12||anglemark, June 2011|
|Amazon jumps into publishing "with both feet"|| ||2||_Zoe_, May 2011|
|Confessions of a book leech|| ||49||bnielsen, April 2011|
|Tomes' time might be up at Newport Beach library|| ||9||brightcopy, April 2011|
|Is the group image appropriate? Does symbolism matter?|| ||26||tcgardner, March 2011|
|Scalzi's Bingo|| ||1||Musereader, March 2011|
|Library-Friendly Designation|| ||6||2wonderY, March 2011|
|Anybody else sick of memoirs?|| ||2||krolik, March 2011|
|The downward spiral of ownership and value|| ||87||SimonW11, March 2011|
|Runner-up for group image?|| ||2||staffordcastle, March 2011|
|Anomaly or case study of the future?|| ||2||_Zoe_, March 2011|
|not looking good for libraries|| ||7||SimonW11, February 2011|
|O'Reilly Radar Blog on Future Book Tools|| ||3||TineOliver, February 2011|
|What happens to former owners?|| ||2||SqueakyChu, February 2011|
|Apple rejects Sony Reader (more to the story)|| ||29||felius, February 2011|
|eBooks and Piracy: A thought experiment|| ||142||brightcopy, February 2011|
|anyone following the Ebook royalts article on the authors guild site?|| ||3||SimonW11, February 2011|
|Social Reading|| ||1||jenconnected, February 2011|
|ebook sales overtaking paperback|| ||1||SimonW11, January 2011|
|Software which adds value to books|| ||8||2wonderY, January 2011|
|Will LibraryThing continue to exist?|| ||21||2wonderY, January 2011|
|Ebook buying Habits|| ||3||majkia, December 2010|
|Does it matter if physical bookstores disappear?|| ||135||DevourerOfBooks, December 2010|
|Reply to ChrisKubica on ebooks and entrepreneurialism|| ||25||southernbooklady, December 2010|
|ereaders: is there such a thing as too much data?|| ||6||anglemark, December 2010|
|Problems with Digital Archiving|| ||1||barney67, December 2010|
|What's so great about indies?|| ||12||SusieBookworm, December 2010|
|"Author Slams eBook Piracy, Son Outs Her As a Music Pirate"|| ||4||majkia, December 2010|
|Google eBookstore, also Goodreads Integration|| ||7||elbakerone, December 2010|
|Welcome to this group / Books in 2025?|| ||113||jburlinson, December 2010|
|Books in 2125|| ||11||thorold, November 2010||
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