2011.. The Future Of The Publishing Industry..

Thursday, December 23, 2010
As we approach the new year a question that seems to be circling the world is: What is the cards for the publishing world in 2011?

Many people seem to think that in only a year or two, publishing will be all digital.
Ebooks,(digital books) either read on the computer or on your ebook reader,(kindle, sony, kobo, ipad)seem to be the hottest trend since the release of the DVD.(and even that has been topped with blue rays)


So what does that mean for the publishing industry? Does that mean that soon, we'll all be resorting to curling up on the couch with our kindles? And when we walk into our local bookstores, what will the bookshelves be replaced with? Computers where we plug in our ereaders and download the book instead of picking it up off the shelf?

Although, I'm all for the ereader. Not only because it saves paper, but because it keeps my bookshelves from overflowing.

But.... Call me old-fashioned, there is nothing I love more than a good paperback in my hands. The way a new book smells when you open it and flip through the numerous pages, is something I don't think I'll ever be able to part with.

Despite everything, technology is evolving. Now we have the ebook but who knows what the future will hold. I like to think that we'll still be able to keep both..

Alot of publishers are taking up the concept of printing their books responsibly.(my publisher included)That's where the books are printed on recylced paper.

So what's what your opinion? What do you think is in store for us in 2011 as far as the publishing industry goes?

Happy Holidays!
Cheers!

2 comments:

  1. I hope we'll always have both print books and ebooks. I'm getting the new Kindle for Christmas and I'm really looking forward to it. But at the same time, that doesn't mean I'm going to stop buying print books. I love the feel of a book in my hands. So I hope we will continue to have both forms available.

  1. I believe there will always be print and ebooks. Not everywhere in the world has this type of technology. Sometimes we in the US are so spoiled that we forget about the whole other world that consumes the written world. Yes, ebooks will become more widely used, but there will always be places to sale paperback books.

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