May 24, 2022

Video Presentation: "E-Book Wars: Ten Years Later"

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.

Direct to Video (65 Minutes)

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.

Full Text: “The Battle to Define the Future of the Book in the Digital World”

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