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  • Once Upon A Time... There Was A Book Exploring the Future of Books by Nicola Plummer
  • Image
from
flickr
by
paul
goye9eImage
from
flickr
by
Erik It
is
almost
impossible
to
imagine
all
of
this.... It
is
almost
impossible
to
imagine
all
of
this....
  • ....could
fit
into
this. Image
from
flickr
by
jblyberg
  • In
a
fast
paced
environment
where
there
is
a
large
emphasis
on
convenience,
it
is
no
wonder
ereaders
have
been
adopted
so
quickly. Image
from
flickr
by
DiGitALGoLD
  • Image
from
flickr
by
Cavan
ImagesThe
Kobo
alone
reaches
2.3
million
users
worldwide.

  • So
why
an
ereader? Image
from
flickr
by
JulesHolleboom.nl
  • size Image
from
flickr
by
ntr23
  • more
accessible
reading Image
from
flickr
by
Éole
  • ease
of
use Image
from
flickr
by
cubicgarden
  • Amazon
is
selling
115
ebooks
for
every
100
paperbacks. Image
from
flickr
by
...‐Wink‐...
  • However,
75%
of
students
said
they
prefer
printed
text
when
it
comes
to
textbooks... ...
noXng
that
ebooks
cannot
be
resold. Image
from
flickr
by
tempoincerchio
  • But
what
about
the
print
market? Image
from
flickr
by
mberasetagi
  • The
newspaper
industry
saw
a
decline
of
revenue
of
36%
 between
2000
and
2011, and
has
been
listed
as
one
of
the
top
10
dying
 industries
in
the
U.S.
 Image
from
flickr
by
kmardahl
  • Industry
analysts
such
as
Sarah
Rotman
Epps
have
a
call
to
acXon
for
publishers:
“your
future
is
mulX‐pla_ormed
and
 app
centric”Image
from
flickr
by
Guillermo
Esteves
  • But
ereaders
are
not
the
only
thing
revoluXonizing
the
 market... Image
from
flickr
by
brianjmaXs
  • Tablets
are
growing
at
a
rapid
rate, and
with
Apple’s
release
of
the
iPad
2,
 the
game
has
changed
again. Image
from
flickr
by
John
Biehler
  • It
is
esXmated
that
of
the
24.1
million
tablets
that
will
be
sold
in
2011 Image
from
flickr
by
adm
  • Image
from
flickr
by
Cesar
Dominguez 20
million
of
them
will
be
iPad
2s.
  • Image
from
flickr
by
pntphoto That’s
almost
85%
of
the
market.

  • Has
Apple
become
a
monopoly? Image
from
flickr
by
enriqueburgosgarcia
  • The
Oxford
DicXonary
defines
an
ereader
as
 “an
electronic
version
of
a
printed
book”Image
from
flickr
by
randomsurfer:प्रतीक:Gupte
  • ...
but
the
book
doesn’t
necessarily
need
to
be
in
print
to
be
accessible
by
an
ereader,
a
trend
found
more
and
more
 today. Image
from
flickr
by
pedrik
  • Both
formats
are
enXrely
different
and
offer
your
five
senses
a
different
experience. So
which
will
prove
to
be
 more
durable? Image
from
flickr
by
nw10photography
  • Will
ereaders
find
a
permanent
home
in
the
houses,
book
 clubs
and
libraries
of
our
society? Image
by
Handout,
NaXonal
Post
  • or
is
the
simple
pleasure
of
a
real
book
enough?
  • References http://blogs.forrester.com/sarah_rotman_epps/11-01-04- us_tablet_sales_will_more_than_double_this_year http://blogs.forrester.com/sarah_rotman_epps/11-03-02- ipad_2_will_claim_80_of_us_tablet_market_share_in_2011 http://www.finfacts.ie/irishfinancenews/article_1022309.shtml http://oxforddictionaries.com/view/entry/m_en_us1242960 http://www.printcan.com/news/2011/20110512776.shtml http://www.smartbitchestrashybooks.com/index.php/weblog/comments/ untethered-the-wrap-up-and-drinking-game/http://www.thestar.com/business/article/950307--kobo-e-reader-reveals-it- has-2-7-million-users