Our childhood experiences shape our expectations later in life, and whole generations are growing up with the expectation that entertainment will be available whenever they want it, wherever they are. This will have a profound effect on… everything, including books.
Does anyone in print publishing understand?
Does anyone who writes understand?
Does anyone on the frikkin Internet understand?
Print publishers, writers, and eejitastic Internet “pundits” dismiss something such as Vook.
They don’t understand: You’re not their market.
You’re too damned old.
Your age group is dicking around with waste-of-money Kindles and Sony Readers so you can see the text by enlarging it.
You are used to a words-only paradigm.
You are future-book FAIL.
Hey, I’m videogame FAIL, so I see this clearly. I came in at the dividing line between those who would grab at videogames and those who wouldn’t. I fell on the wouldn’t side.
I’m not the market for videogames.
I’m too damned old.
Do you think Toyota and Nissan developed full-blown into Detroit-devouring megacorporations? The first cars they imported into the U.S. were outright junk, the Yugos of their time.
But the Japanese were in it for the long haul.
Print publishing doesn’t seem to be in it for the long haul, either. As newspapers and magazines drop dead around them, book publishers think sticking their heads in the sand will save them.
That’s no strategy at all.
Finally, I want it understood once again: digital books are not eBooks. The terms should not be used interchangeably!
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