Books in 2025: The Future of the Book World

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Some questions:

  • 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?


Group image by Javier Candeira, released under CC-Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (see on Flickr).

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Amazon's Kindle Matchbook3 olästa / 3bestem, september 2013
Segments Pressured By Ebooks15 olästa / 15brightcopy, augusti 2013
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Amazon to Launch Library Lending for Kindle Books63 olästa / 63MDGentleReader, juni 2013
Digital Public Library of America5 olästa / 5lkernagh, april 2013
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BookTV: Panel on Publishing1 oläst / 1barney67, januari 2013
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Open Stacks Mk II1 oläst / 1elenchus, juli 2012
The Viral Future5 olästa / 5lkernagh, juni 2012
Amazon's e-book rental thrust69 olästa / 692wonderY, maj 2012
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Apple is your co-author12 olästa / 12brightcopy, januari 2012
FREE Kindle eBook12 olästa / 12JBD1, januari 2012
And So It Begins- Free Devices6 olästa / 6majkia, januari 2012
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The Future of the Book World...12 olästa / 12anglemark, juni 2011
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Ebook buying Habits3 olästa / 3majkia, december 2010
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