Now it's getting interesting.
More than a decade ago at writer's conferences and other venues I talked about the future of publishing progressing more towards electronic delivery and print-on-demand. I was treated like a person from Mars.
Well, guess what! Here we are.
With the launch of the Google Ebook Store there is now strong competition for all things EBook.
See the attached link for the PW article:
Truth be told, I also commented on how it would take younger generations who embrace all the new techonologies and the cost of doing business to swing publishing towards Ebooks and print-on-demand; and indeed, that's what has happened.
My questions now concern how this impacts on small presses who actually embraced the Ebook and print-on-demand format very early on and often were criticized by the larger publishers as being less-than-professional for doing so.
Self-publishing is going to be another interesting arena. I hope someone is collecting data on this because it will be quite revealing.
And if you're curious about all the different EReaders out there go to the following link: