Coalition for Networked Information President Clifford Lynch delivered “E-Book Wars: Ten Years Later” during a breakout session at the CNI Spring Meeting in April.
Dr. Lynch Writes:
In 2001 I wrote an essay titled “The Battle to Define the Future of the Book in the Digital World” (First Monday 6:6). It’s taken much longer than I would have thought, but developments in the e-book world seem to be reaching critical points in several areas. In this session, I’ll look back at what I got right and what I got wrong ten years ago, and, more importantly, unexpected developments and the current state of play in both scholarly and mass-market publishing.