“Every generation needs a new revolution.”

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So said Jefferson. And it looks like the book publishing industry will have its revolution soon what with factors trends that seem to be converging rapidly.

“Why are books the last bastion of analog?” Jeff Bezos, the chief executive of Amazon.com, asked last November as his company unveiled the Kindle, a portable, electronic book-reading device. Long after other media had joined the digital revolution – in some cases only after suffering its ravages – book publishers clung to the reassuringly low-tech tools of printing press, paper and ink. A year later, that bastion is starting to yield. The world of books is going digital, too.

Read the full piece at the International Herald Tribune.

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