Printed works aren't about to be killed off by digital readers just yet, says global publishing expert
The reassuring news about printed books - for those who devour them - is they are not ready to surrender to the digital tide.
That's the perspective of a book lover who reads ebooks and who sits at the top of the world's publishing industry. Jens Bammel, a German lawyer and secretary general of the International Publishing Association, watches the business of books from Geneva.
He likens its condition to surfing an avalanche, given that the irresistible momentum of digital publishing is sweeping all before it ...
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Technological advances have made the world of words, data and information accessible to anyone with Internet access and the most rudimentary of computer skills – but the transition from analog to digital is not without challenges.
The proliferation of special electronic devices known as e-readers has greatly enhanced the ease, access and portability of books among the public. Children’s books, the latest Grisham novel and technical journals are available in a downloadable format that can be stored digitally and available whenever and wherever people have the time and inclination to read ...
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