Tipping Point for Digital Publishing
I predict that Apple’s iPad, which sold 300,000 on its first day out, will be seen as the tipping point technology for the publishing industry! Already, a possibly nervous Amazon announced that they are offering free Kindle reading apps for your PC and iPhone. You can now choose from over 450,000 Kindle books, plus thousands more for free. I guess they figure if they can’t sell you the e-reader, at least they can sell you the books. Last year e-books surpassed sales of printed books on Amazon. Now with Apple and the other e-book distributors like Sony, Overdrive, Kobo, eBooks.com, BarnesandNoble.com, and soon NCReview.com, the e-book market is accelerating at warp speed. Interesting times ahead!