Monday, October 18, 2010

Evolution of the E-book: When Is a Book Not a Book?

Mathew Ingram, BusinessWeek: "The line between what we call a 'book' and something that's just a really long chunk of published text—what you might call the 'not quite a book' category—continues to blur in the electronic publishing world. In one of the latest examples, Borders (BGP) has joined forces with a service called Bookbrewer to provide a simple service that allows bloggers or anyone else with an idea to publish what is effectively an e-book and get it distributed through all the major e-book platforms. In a similar move, Amazon (AMZN) this week launched its Kindle Singles program, which is also designed for publishing less-than-book-length writing online. ..."