ERIC Number: EJ946822
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Reference Count: 1
The e-Book Apocalypse: A Survivor's Guide
Becker, Bernd W.
Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian, v30 n3 p181-184 2011
Over the past few years, e-books have shifted from being an extravagant means of leisure reading to becoming a serious contender for the consumer's dollar. Marketing and innovations in e-book devices have helped their rise in popularity, but they have been slow to make a similar impact in the academic market. A few dealings are taking place, however, that could result in an explosion of scholarly materials that will facilitate an extensive adoption of e-books in higher education and similar markets. The 2011 "Horizon Report" foresees a widespread implementation of e-books in higher education within the next 12 months. The author keeps a close eye on the e-book industry and has come to similar conclusions as this year's report. He also believes that he has identified the four horsemen who will be ushering in this electronic apocalypse.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Publishing Industry, Electronic Publishing, Electronic Learning, Trend Analysis, Supply and Demand, Technological Advancement, Influence of Technology, Online Vendors, Performance Factors, Use Studies, Behavioral Science Research
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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