The E-Book in 2020 may look very different than it does now. Like television, ebooks may become vastly more capable and more convenient in the future. A variety of interactive and connective functions may be added to the reading experience, transforming it.
E-Books & Readers
Wired Magazine and Virginia Quarterly Review brought out issues for the Apple iPad, each using the technology and iPad fonts in completely different ways. One is slick, ad-heavy and full of multi-media gizmos, the other offers a quiet, rich reading experience.
Apple’s iPad is a versatile computer accessory for consuming content. We try to find productivity apps that self-publishers can use, including Pages, Evernote, Dropbox, Atomic Web Browser and Goodreader, each of which fills a specific need.
Calibre provides a robust suite of services to help manage your ebook library, subscribe to news feeds, and perform conversion and syncing to mobile devices. And it’s open source software, with expanding support from a large user community around the world.
Apple’s iPad is a revolutionary computer accessory ideal for consuming content, consuming digital products and, eventually, for targeted direct marketing. It’s seductive interface and the simplicity of its operation may lead it to wide adoption and use in mass marketing.
There are now many ways for self-publishers to get into the Apple iBookstore for the iPad. Unfortunately, the ebooks haven’t gotten any better. A look at different iBooks and a comparison to Kindle’s ebooks and a printed book are shown.
Inserting the Apple iPad, the agency model, the iBookstore and Apple’s market-changing magin into the middle of the crumbling structure of book publishing and distribution may have a huge impact. Stay tuned.