Printed books vs E-books

29 Oct

This is my afterthought for the SWF Publishing Symposium.

Writers and publishers were arguing about whether printed books and e-books can co-exist and complement each other in terms of marketing strategies, or would cannibalism occur between the two. My view is that does it really matter? What is the fundamental purpose or objective in publishing a book (besides making money)? I would think it is to let people know about the work and I believe this is what most writers wanted in the first place. Well, if that’s the case, I would think it is no longer important whether the information is presented in printed on digital format.

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