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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More digitized books2 no llegits / 2elenchus, setembre 2019
ALA Petition against eBook Embargo for Libraries1 no llegit / 1elenchus, setembre 2019
U.S. Public Library as Social Infrastructure1 no llegit / 1elenchus, febrer 2019
GoodReads versus Amazon's Seattle Store1 no llegit / 1elenchus, desembre 2015
Article: New Yorker long-form on Amazon and Publishing1 no llegit / 1elenchus, febrer 2014
What will be lost with the closing of bookstores, and can LT replace it?37 no llegits / 37anglemark, gener 2014
Crowd-sourced editing?2 no llegits / 2anglemark, gener 2014
Stross on how readers will discover books in future4 no llegits / 4timspalding, octubre 2013
oyster (book streaming service)10 no llegits / 10grintoul, setembre 2013
Can Barnes and Noble be saved?23 no llegits / 23grintoul, setembre 2013
Amazon's Kindle Matchbook3 no llegits / 3bestem, setembre 2013
Segments Pressured By Ebooks15 no llegits / 15brightcopy, agost 2013
ARTICLE: e-book design changes the way we read2 no llegits / 2Senserial, juliol 2013
Amazon to Launch Library Lending for Kindle Books63 no llegits / 63MDGentleReader, juny 2013
Digital Public Library of America5 no llegits / 5lkernagh, abril 2013
What is the value of a book?2 no llegits / 2skoobdo, març 2013
BookTV: Panel on Publishing1 no llegit / 1barney67, gener 2013
University of Missouri Press closes4 no llegits / 4Proclus, agost 2012
Open Stacks Mk II1 no llegit / 1elenchus, juliol 2012
The Viral Future5 no llegits / 5lkernagh, juny 2012
Amazon's e-book rental thrust69 no llegits / 692wonderY, maig 2012
Maruice Sendak's opinion of e-books2 no llegits / 2JBD1, maig 2012
Harry Potter and the DRM Free Books (Now with DRM!)1 no llegit / 1brightcopy, març 2012
Apple is your co-author12 no llegits / 12brightcopy, gener 2012
FREE Kindle eBook12 no llegits / 12JBD1, gener 2012
And So It Begins- Free Devices6 no llegits / 6majkia, gener 2012
Charlie's Diary Blog: Cutting their own throats3 no llegits / 3staffordcastle, desembre 2011
Libraries finally balk at e-book-- oh wait, it's the publisher. Never mind.7 no llegits / 7fdholt, novembre 2011
Kindle- Time Machine1 no llegit / 1VisibleGhost, novembre 2011
Publisher consolidations?6 no llegits / 6VisibleGhost, novembre 2011
The emperor's new books3 no llegits / 3brightcopy, novembre 2011
6 Reasons We're In Another 'Book-Burning' Period in History2 no llegits / 2elenchus, octubre 2011
Amazon, B&N, Neil Gaiman snit5 no llegits / 5southernbooklady, octubre 2011
Enhanced eBooks & BookApps (in Science) - livestream 9/201 no llegit / 1xkyzero, setembre 2011
ebook gift-giving3 no llegits / 3brightcopy, agost 2011
A Folio Society for ebooks?21 no llegits / 21vy0123, agost 2011
Should bookstores charge for events?3 no llegits / 3jjmcgaffey, juny 2011
Google responds to Apple's 30% subscriptions with Google One Pass5 no llegits / 5timspalding, juny 2011
The Future of the Book World...12 no llegits / 12anglemark, juny 2011
Amazon jumps into publishing "with both feet"2 no llegits / 2_Zoe_, maig 2011
Confessions of a book leech49 no llegits / 49bnielsen, abril 2011
Tomes' time might be up at Newport Beach library9 no llegits / 9brightcopy, abril 2011
Is the group image appropriate? Does symbolism matter?26 no llegits / 26tcgardner, març 2011
Scalzi's Bingo1 no llegit / 1Musereader, març 2011
Library-Friendly Designation6 no llegits / 62wonderY, març 2011
Anybody else sick of memoirs?2 no llegits / 2krolik, març 2011
The downward spiral of ownership and value87 no llegits / 87SimonW11, març 2011
Runner-up for group image?2 no llegits / 2staffordcastle, març 2011
Anomaly or case study of the future?2 no llegits / 2_Zoe_, març 2011
not looking good for libraries7 no llegits / 7SimonW11, febrer 2011
O'Reilly Radar Blog on Future Book Tools3 no llegits / 3TineOliver, febrer 2011
What happens to former owners?2 no llegits / 2SqueakyChu, febrer 2011
Apple rejects Sony Reader (more to the story)29 no llegits / 29felius, febrer 2011
eBooks and Piracy: A thought experiment143 no llegits / 143brightcopy, febrer 2011
anyone following the Ebook royalts article on the authors guild site?3 no llegits / 3SimonW11, febrer 2011
Social Reading1 no llegit / 1jenconnected, febrer 2011
ebook sales overtaking paperback1 no llegit / 1SimonW11, gener 2011
Software which adds value to books8 no llegits / 82wonderY, gener 2011
Will LibraryThing continue to exist?22 no llegits / 222wonderY, gener 2011
Ebook buying Habits3 no llegits / 3majkia, desembre 2010
Does it matter if physical bookstores disappear?137 no llegits / 137DevourerOfBooks, desembre 2010
Reply to ChrisKubica on ebooks and entrepreneurialism25 no llegits / 25southernbooklady, desembre 2010
ereaders: is there such a thing as too much data?6 no llegits / 6anglemark, desembre 2010
Problems with Digital Archiving1 no llegit / 1barney67, desembre 2010
What's so great about indies?12 no llegits / 12SusieBookworm, desembre 2010
"Author Slams eBook Piracy, Son Outs Her As a Music Pirate"4 no llegits / 4majkia, desembre 2010
Google eBookstore, also Goodreads Integration7 no llegits / 7elbakerone, desembre 2010
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