Burning the Page

Burning the Page

The Ebook Revolution and the Future of Reading

Book - 2013
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Baker & Taylor
Examines the ebook's impact on how ideas are created, discovered, and shared, and sheds light on the influence interactive digital content will have in the future.

Sourcebooks Inc.

A groundbreaking vision on the future of reading, from an early innovator on Amazon's Kindle team.

  • Is digital the death knell for print?
  • Or will it reinvigorate the written word?
  • What will happen to bookstores, book browsing, libraries, even autographs?
  • Will they die out—or evolve into something new?

In Burning the Page, digital pioneer Jason Merkoski charts the ebook revolution's striking impact on the ways in which we create, discover, and share ideas. From the sleek halls of Silicon Valley to the jungles of Southeast Asia, Merkoski explores how ebooks came to be and predicts innovative and interactive ways digital content will shape our lives. Throughout, you are invited to continue the conversation online and help shape this exciting new world of "Reading 2.0."

For those who love books, collect books, own an e-reader, vow never to own one, or simply want to know where books are headed, this is a crucial guide to both the future of reading and to our digital culture as a whole.


From one of the founders of Amazon Kindle comes the definitive book about ebooks and a revolutionary vision for the future of reading. We're witnessing a major revolution in books that's transforming the future of reading and our culture. For many readers, books are beloved objects, and ebooks signal a momentous change. What will happen to long-familiar friends from the print world, like bookshelves, autographs, covers, and even bookworms? Will they die out, or transform into something new? Is digital the death knell of print, or will it breathe new life into books? Will books evolve so much that readers can physically become part of the story one day? Burning the Page is a captivating chronicle of the ebook revolution's striking impact on the ways in which we create, discover, and share ideas. Once you see how ebooks came to be, you can look ahead into the future of reading, communication, and human culture - and how digital content will shape our digital lives.

Publisher: Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks, [2013]
ISBN: 9781402288838
1402288832
Branch Call Number: 070.573 MERKOSKI
Characteristics: xviii, 233 pages ; 23 cm

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