I just posted a link to this article from The Bookseller: stating the digital revolution is definitely not over. Of course, that is one of those DUH! facts. The future of books is even more complex than you may think, though. How do we deal with audio, video, interactive content, and so on? Basically…
The future of books is in the readers’ hands
We really don’t know where it will go. Is a book, with a movie within it, still a book? In my mind no. You usually have to leave the book to go watch the movie—who knows if you’ll ever return. Audio makes sense if you are offering good background music. But I am certainly sick of violent rock’n’roll backgrounds. There are no easy solutions, but it should be exciting.
What do you think about the future of books?
Where are you headed with these things?