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Cellphone Apps Challenge the Rise of E-Readers

Since we are discussing the role of books in the public library in January, I thought I would throw this New York Times article out there for consideration and discussion.

“All of that activity raises a question: Does the future of book reading lie in dedicated devices like the Kindle, or in more versatile gadgets like mobile phones? So far, e-book software for phones does not appear to have cut into demand for single-function e-readers. According to the Codex Group, a consultant to the publishing industry, about 1.7 million people now own one, and that number could rise to four million by the end of the holiday season.”

I read a majority of my books on my Iphone.  How about you?  What do you think?

Thanks to Carolyn for letting me know about this article on our NTRLS blog.

Written by amwlkaw

December 3, 2009 at 10:59 pm

Posted in Role of Books