Digital books (e-reader)

Future reading (essay. New)

Wikipedia Definition & Overview – eBook
An electronic book (variously, e-book, ebook, digital book, or even e-editions) is a book-length publication in digital form, consisting of text, images, or both, and produced on, published through, and readable on computers or other electronic devices.


Are Hardcover Books Becoming Extinct?
This article discusses what the future may hold for the traditional hardcover books with the rise of digital books and e-readers.

Digital Book Index
Digital Book Index provides links to more than 165,000 full-text digital books from more than 1800 commercial and non-commercial publishers, universities, and various private sites. More than 140,000 of these books, texts, and documents are available free.

Digital Books Ignites Digital Collaboration
This article reveals how publishers and writers are now collaborating through digital media to revolutionize the publishing industry.

Digital Reader Appeals to Children
This article describes the emerging growth of children’s interest into digital reading.

Digital Reading Takes Off
This article illustrates the proliferation of e-readers such as Kindle and Nook are revolutionizing the book publishing industry.

Free Olympic Apps And e-Books For London Travelers And Sports Fans
The 2012 Olympic Games will be the most digital sporting event in history. As a result, several organizations are now offering free apps and e-books for both London visitors and avid sports fans back home to put up-to-the-minute information on the Games and its host city in the palm of your hand.

TED Video – Mike Matas: A next-generation digital book
TED talk on interactive e-Books. Narration by Al Gore.

Video: CBS News – What eReader Means for Books
This video illustrates an interview with author Jeff Jarvis to discuss the impact of emerging digital readers on consumers.

Video – Choosing an E-Book Reader
Get tips on choosing an E-Book reader with help from an expert in this free video clip.

Video  – Digital Books Pushing Print to the Grave
As the price of e-readers has plummeted, sales of digital books have taken off. As Anthony Mason reports, this trend might spell the end of print publishing.

Video – Simon & Schuster CEO Reidy on Taking Publishing Risks (Video)
Interesting perspectives from publisher on evolving publishing world.

Where Do E-Books Stand With Today’s Readers?
Views on e-books and e-readers nearly 20 years after first release in early 1990s.