Fri Oct 23, 2009 7:56 pm Post
Fri Oct 23, 2009 8:47 pm Post
Pink Ink wrote:How those lessons translate to book publishing I dunno. How people consume music is different than for books. Songs are an impulse item. People buy digital songs on impulse likewise, they share and trade them impulse too as they always have starting with mix tapes and mix CDs. Whereas, people don’t buy ebooks on impulse, but them being digital might make sharing them an impulsive thing to do which is something that doesn’t happen with printed books.
Fri Oct 23, 2009 9:13 pm Post
Pink Ink wrote:But I think the key lesson is that people want seamless support across multiple devices that they own — computer, cell phone, e-reader, portable gaming device. I think the future is heading towards a consumer that will own multiple electronics devices and DRM or not, support and seamlessness will be the most important things for the customer.
Mange wrote:About different formats: You guys do know that there’s an excellent program called Calibre that not only let’s you catalog and store your ebooks, download newspapers and magazines but also convert between different formats, don’t you?
So the interest is there. People want to know more and check these things out for themselves.
They never raised any such notions when the audiobooks came out.
Wed Dec 09, 2009 10:59 am Post
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