Are Books Becoming Extinct?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780737755473
  • Publisher: Gale Group
  • Publication date: 3/2/2012
  • Series: At Issue Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Age range: 15 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction 7

1 Digital Printing Will Destroy Book Publishing Evan Schnittman 11

2 Digital Printing Will Save Book Publishing Nic Boshart 16

3 Digital Printing Will Destroy Traditional Supply and Retail Book Markets Richard Nash 20

4 E-books Will Replace Disposable Bound Books Craig Mod 29

5 E-books Will Not Replace Bound Books Rundy Purdy 37

6 Libraries Need to Face the Challenges Presented by E-books Eric Hellman 43

7 Publishers and Libraries Need to Adapt to the Demands of E-book Readers Dan Tonkery 49

8 Libraries Need to Ask Tough Questions Before Embracing E-books Meredith Farkas 58

9 Electronic Readers Are More Environmentally Friendly than Print Books Brian Palmer 69

10 Books Are an Expendable Format, but Long-Form Writing Must Continue Diane Wachtell 74

11 Books Still Matter in a Digital Age John Donatich 82

12 Books Have Always Survived Predictions of Their Demise Ben Ehrenreich 100

Organizations to Contact 110

Bibliography 114

Index 119

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