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Trendspotting | Lifestyle Trends | Book Trend | eBooks

16-03-2011 Book Trend: Fiction at Your Fingertips

Since the late 80s, technology has infiltrated all of our lives. And these days, the good old book now has to seriously compete with its online twin, the “eBook.” Microsoft and other players launched so-called eBooks and eReaders fifteen years ago, but the trend never really took off. Now the

time has come for digital reading to challenge the

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publishing world in a big way. The eBook revolution has been enormously accelerated by the
range of tablets now on the market, including the Android, Kindle, and, of course, the omnipresent iPad. Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos, predicts that eBooks will surpass paperback sales sometime in the next nine to twelve months and we think he is right. We’ll keep checking the stats for you and report again in due course!

Image sources: openxcell.com, wired.com

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Comments

  • Posted by Sandra on 22/03/2011 12:46
  • Interesting :-) I wrote my bachelor thesis about this topic!

  • Posted by Elena on 22/03/2011 12:48
  • I love e-books! I think that this technology is the future!

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