Now there are many schools of thought on what is going to happen in the world of publishing with regards print books and ebooks. Everyone in publishing is obsessed at the moment about the “tipping point” and when it is going to happen.

When are ebooks (APPS/Fixed Format/ePubs/Mobi) going to become the dominant out put product over the current champ – the printed format.

Two good pieces on the subject… read this one:   http://www.idealog.com/blog/the-printed-books-path-to-oblivion

Followed by this one: http://www.booktryst.com/2010/08/e-publishing-consultant-mike-shatzkin.html

From personal experience, although we are definitely fully engaged with digital and our editors are actually waking up to the possibilities that ebooks present.. we’re still focused on the print as an industry. Of course, as the devices get better (Kindle does make books look ugly) we’ll become more insterested in that file that at the moment is a by-product from our print files.

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