Books in 2025: The Future of the Book World

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Some questions:

  • How will ebooks change reading? Has it changed your reading?
  • How fast will ebooks rise, and how high will they go? Is the paper book dead?
  • Where is social reading going? What's core and what's fad?
  • Will sites like LibraryThing continue to exist, or will ereaders leverage their advantages to make book discussion a platform-dependent activity?
  • Will libraries contract or prosper in an ebook world? What can they do to make sure things turn out right?
  • How will ebooks change the world for publishers?
  • Will writers see increased opportunities--or be decimated by piracy? How will ebooks change literature?
  • Are physical bookstores doomed?
  • What about the rest of the book world--small and informal libraries, agents, rare books, small presses, book reviewers, etc.?
  • Amazon, B&N, Apple... How many will win, and how will they evolve?


Group image by Javier Candeira, released under CC-Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (see on Flickr).

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More digitized books2 non-lus / 2elenchus, Septembre 2019
ALA Petition against eBook Embargo for Libraries1 non-lu / 1elenchus, Septembre 2019
U.S. Public Library as Social Infrastructure1 non-lu / 1elenchus, Février 2019
GoodReads versus Amazon's Seattle Store1 non-lu / 1elenchus, Décembre 2015
Article: New Yorker long-form on Amazon and Publishing1 non-lu / 1elenchus, Février 2014
What will be lost with the closing of bookstores, and can LT replace it?37 non-lus / 37anglemark, Janvier 2014
Crowd-sourced editing?2 non-lus / 2anglemark, Janvier 2014
Stross on how readers will discover books in future4 non-lus / 4timspalding, Octobre 2013
oyster (book streaming service)10 non-lus / 10grintoul, Septembre 2013
Can Barnes and Noble be saved?23 non-lus / 23grintoul, Septembre 2013
Amazon's Kindle Matchbook3 non-lus / 3bestem, Septembre 2013
Segments Pressured By Ebooks15 non-lus / 15brightcopy, Août 2013
ARTICLE: e-book design changes the way we read2 non-lus / 2Senserial, Juillet 2013
Amazon to Launch Library Lending for Kindle Books63 non-lus / 63MDGentleReader, Juin 2013
Digital Public Library of America5 non-lus / 5lkernagh, Avril 2013
What is the value of a book?2 non-lus / 2skoobdo, Mars 2013
BookTV: Panel on Publishing1 non-lu / 1barney67, Janvier 2013
University of Missouri Press closes4 non-lus / 4Proclus, Août 2012
Open Stacks Mk II1 non-lu / 1elenchus, Juillet 2012
The Viral Future5 non-lus / 5lkernagh, Juin 2012
Amazon's e-book rental thrust69 non-lus / 692wonderY, Mai 2012
Maruice Sendak's opinion of e-books2 non-lus / 2JBD1, Mai 2012
Harry Potter and the DRM Free Books (Now with DRM!)1 non-lu / 1brightcopy, Mars 2012
Apple is your co-author12 non-lus / 12brightcopy, Janvier 2012
FREE Kindle eBook12 non-lus / 12JBD1, Janvier 2012
And So It Begins- Free Devices6 non-lus / 6majkia, Janvier 2012
Charlie's Diary Blog: Cutting their own throats3 non-lus / 3staffordcastle, Décembre 2011
Libraries finally balk at e-book-- oh wait, it's the publisher. Never mind.7 non-lus / 7fdholt, Novembre 2011
Kindle- Time Machine1 non-lu / 1VisibleGhost, Novembre 2011
Publisher consolidations?6 non-lus / 6VisibleGhost, Novembre 2011
The emperor's new books3 non-lus / 3brightcopy, Novembre 2011
6 Reasons We're In Another 'Book-Burning' Period in History2 non-lus / 2elenchus, Octobre 2011
Amazon, B&N, Neil Gaiman snit5 non-lus / 5southernbooklady, Octobre 2011
Enhanced eBooks & BookApps (in Science) - livestream 9/201 non-lu / 1xkyzero, Septembre 2011
ebook gift-giving3 non-lus / 3brightcopy, Août 2011
A Folio Society for ebooks?21 non-lus / 21vy0123, Août 2011
Should bookstores charge for events?3 non-lus / 3jjmcgaffey, Juin 2011
Google responds to Apple's 30% subscriptions with Google One Pass5 non-lus / 5timspalding, Juin 2011
The Future of the Book World...12 non-lus / 12anglemark, Juin 2011
Amazon jumps into publishing "with both feet"2 non-lus / 2_Zoe_, Mai 2011
Confessions of a book leech49 non-lus / 49bnielsen, Avril 2011
Tomes' time might be up at Newport Beach library9 non-lus / 9brightcopy, Avril 2011
Is the group image appropriate? Does symbolism matter?26 non-lus / 26tcgardner, Mars 2011
Scalzi's Bingo1 non-lu / 1Musereader, Mars 2011
Library-Friendly Designation6 non-lus / 62wonderY, Mars 2011
Anybody else sick of memoirs?2 non-lus / 2krolik, Mars 2011
The downward spiral of ownership and value87 non-lus / 87SimonW11, Mars 2011
Runner-up for group image?2 non-lus / 2staffordcastle, Mars 2011
Anomaly or case study of the future?2 non-lus / 2_Zoe_, Mars 2011
not looking good for libraries7 non-lus / 7SimonW11, Février 2011
O'Reilly Radar Blog on Future Book Tools3 non-lus / 3TineOliver, Février 2011
What happens to former owners?2 non-lus / 2SqueakyChu, Février 2011
Apple rejects Sony Reader (more to the story)29 non-lus / 29felius, Février 2011
eBooks and Piracy: A thought experiment143 non-lus / 143brightcopy, Février 2011
anyone following the Ebook royalts article on the authors guild site?3 non-lus / 3SimonW11, Février 2011
Social Reading1 non-lu / 1jenconnected, Février 2011
ebook sales overtaking paperback1 non-lu / 1SimonW11, Janvier 2011
Software which adds value to books8 non-lus / 82wonderY, Janvier 2011
Will LibraryThing continue to exist?22 non-lus / 222wonderY, Janvier 2011
Ebook buying Habits3 non-lus / 3majkia, Décembre 2010
Does it matter if physical bookstores disappear?137 non-lus / 137DevourerOfBooks, Décembre 2010
Reply to ChrisKubica on ebooks and entrepreneurialism25 non-lus / 25southernbooklady, Décembre 2010
ereaders: is there such a thing as too much data?6 non-lus / 6anglemark, Décembre 2010
Problems with Digital Archiving1 non-lu / 1barney67, Décembre 2010
What's so great about indies?12 non-lus / 12SusieBookworm, Décembre 2010
"Author Slams eBook Piracy, Son Outs Her As a Music Pirate"4 non-lus / 4majkia, Décembre 2010
Google eBookstore, also Goodreads Integration7 non-lus / 7elbakerone, Décembre 2010
Welcome to this group / Books in 2025?113 non-lus / 113jburlinson, Décembre 2010
Books in 212511 non-lus / 11thorold, Novembre 2010
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