It used to be so easy to define a book: a sheaf of bound printed pages. Then, the modern publishing industry defined all sorts of criteria of the printed volume – length, size, style, color, and cost to name a few. With the introduction of the digital book, that book definition is changing.
You’ve read the headlines! Borders Books bankrupt: will close 200 of 642 stores. Publishers reduce staff while booksellers suffer under “the worst retail sales conditions in years.” Do these stories foretell the death of the four-hundred-year-old print book publishing industry? Well, Maybe! First, I am not an expert in the publishing world and my … Continue reading