Will E-books change the world?

  • Terje Hillesund

Abstract

This paper argues that the evolution of e-book technology is related to the penetrating impact of networks and information technology on society. It defines the concept of e-book and describes some aspects of e-book technology. By focusing on book production processes, the paper examines what probable consequences the development of e-books and a global network economy will have for publishers and book industries. E-books, along with other electronic formats, will trigger major changes as the digital products and distribution channels will force the logic of the network economy on the book publishing industry.
Published
2001-10-01
How to Cite
Hillesund, T. (2001). Will E-books change the world?. First Monday, 6(10). https://doi.org/10.5210/fm.v6i10.891