Are Books Becoming Extinct?

Are Books Becoming Extinct?

by David M. Haugen

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These books provide a range of opinions on a social issue; each volume focuses on a specific issue and offers a variety of perspectives, e.g., eyewitness accounts, governmental views, scientific analysis, newspaper accounts, to illuminate the issue.; This edition in the At Issue series offers readers a variety of articles that examine the future of print books. The title explores the impact of digital printing on book publishing, the increasing role of e-books and the needs of e-book readers and users; Greenhaven Press's At Issue series provides a wide range of opinions on individual social issues. Enhancing critical thinking skills, each At Issue volume is an excellent research tool to help readers understand current social issues and prepare reports.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780737755466
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 03/02/2012
Series: At Issue Series: Mass Media
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 15 - 17 Years

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Table of Contents

Introduction 7

1 Digital Printing Will Destroy Book Publishing Evan Schnittman 11

2 Digital Printing Will Save Book Publishing Nic Boshart 16

3 Digital Printing Will Destroy Traditional Supply and Retail Book Markets Richard Nash 20

4 E-books Will Replace Disposable Bound Books Craig Mod 29

5 E-books Will Not Replace Bound Books Rundy Purdy 37

6 Libraries Need to Face the Challenges Presented by E-books Eric Hellman 43

7 Publishers and Libraries Need to Adapt to the Demands of E-book Readers Dan Tonkery 49

8 Libraries Need to Ask Tough Questions Before Embracing E-books Meredith Farkas 58

9 Electronic Readers Are More Environmentally Friendly than Print Books Brian Palmer 69

10 Books Are an Expendable Format, but Long-Form Writing Must Continue Diane Wachtell 74

11 Books Still Matter in a Digital Age John Donatich 82

12 Books Have Always Survived Predictions of Their Demise Ben Ehrenreich 100

Organizations to Contact 110

Bibliography 114

Index 119

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