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Sunday, December 26, 2010

BOOKS: Moving Forward

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Blogger Stephanie said...

Loved watching this. I just bought my first ebook and I did miss holding the book and yes even smelling the book.

I do LOVE reading on the ipad. It really is novel no pun intended. I sincerely mean it. I don't think the thrill will diminish. I enjoyed finding the book and buying it and then finally it mysteriously appearing on the ipad.

Being a fellow thrifter, the one thing I look for at every place I find is the book section. I have become quite keen at finding the oldie goldies. I don't see that changing either. There is something about an Old Golden Book that warms the soul.

Happy New Year and God Bless you in all you put your hand to!

Stephanie

7:57 AM  
Blogger Liz Ness said...

Not only do I love books (reading, holding, falling asleep with them), but I'm a total cover art junkie! I think that the art will make it into the e-space, it's a huge part of the user experience.

Even so, it does make me a bit nostalgic and what I see for the future is that tangibles will become the luxury and expensive/more valuable, while the e-book becomes less and less expensive.

9:57 AM  
Blogger studiosmith said...

Ho Stephanie and Liz.

Working at a publisher myself, it has been interesting to see the changes and opportunities for these new mediums and experiences. I do agree that for the printed book, it must now be developed with luxury in mind when possible since the trends show and the current state of the economy is showing how eReaders are a growing market. It will really be interesting to see where it all takes us.

9:01 PM  

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