Saturday, March 6, 2010

Notable Quotable: Craig Mod on ebooks

Craig Mod is a technology blogger quoted in the New York Times as saying “Print is dying. Digital is surging. Everyone is confused. Good riddance." As the NYT summarizes Mod, the real breakthrough will be when ebook platforms and readers get beyond the need to replicate the experience of reading and turning printec pages:

"For hundreds of years, we’ve been consuming information on static pages, and for the most part, this content has been presented with a beginning, middle and end. Nonlinear, digital platforms will prompt a new range of thinking about stories and how to tell them."

Meanwhile, in a piece that the NYT ran on Feb 28th, Motoko Rich reviewsthe economics of ebooks, and suggests that the current price point of an ebook, around $12.99, were to go any lower, it would undermine profitability of publishers as a whole.

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