Wednesday, July 22, 2009, AM | 1 Comment
Jason Young over at http://www.pcmag.com did an article on “E-Readers: The End of Bookstores?”
Here’s the problem. The culmination of my bookstore experience is the process of taking my Kindle out and downloading the book(s) I’ve discovered through the wonders of the retail experience. That’s financial ruin for the bookstore.
One thing’s for sure: I don’t ever want to go back to reading and buying hard copy books. I also don’t want to give up the benefit of the bookstore retail experience in helping me find what to read next. It’s all yet another example of the rapid disruption brought on by the digital revolution. However, it’s also an opportunity to rethink and evolve long-standing models into those that can thrive into the future.
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I agree with Jason Young to a certain extent. But I don’t think e-Readers are the end of the bookstores. Bookstores will exist for a long long time to come.
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