History Repeating with Book Publishing's Mobile Efforts

A Computerworld blog post from Mike Elgan looks at recent mobile announcements from book publishers. From the perspective of technology, watching book publishers slowly grapple with the tentative migration of books to mobile platforms is painful. Interestingly, the comments attached to the piece are almost all more conservative.

The music industry was holding on to physical CD sales so tightly that they let Apple run away with control over digital distribution and the future of their industry.

It looks like the book publishing industry is about to do the same thing.

Publishing industry: The book isn’t the paper. It’s the content! Why don’t you understand your own product?

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