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Amazon Sees Individuals as the Future of Publishing

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What is a book? What is a publisher?
Fortune Magazine interviews Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos.
Like many entrepreneurs, Jeff Bezos gets his inspiration in the shower.
Fortune Magazine recently interviewed the Amazon founder on the direction of publishing and Amazon’s Kindle: the portable electronic book reader.
The showers seem to work. Amazon’s profit is up 68% ($299 million) from a year ago, and the online publisher accounted for about 80% of all electronic book sales last year in 2009.
So what is the future of content sales for the sales giant, Amazon?
Bezos says its building a more flexible company that’s always experimenting to stay customer-centric. He holds the same idea for the future of content consumption in asking the question of “what is a book?” His answer is, the book itself is the narrative. Narrative is “the thing that people create.” Not the ink, paper or binding; the content.

The Future of Publishing

Thus, Bezos looks to harnes Amazon’s future around content creation and distributed consumption.
“What you’re going to see [in the future] is a share shift from one group of publishers to this other group of publishers.”

What will be Amazon’s Killer App?

Its clear that Bezos sees it as facilitating the tipping point when the multitude of individual publishers using low cost, free self-publishing services like Blurb, Lulu, Scribd, or Amazon’s own CreateSpace, offering lower prices, will tip the publishing market power to drive more consumers.
More publishers, lower cost of production, lower prices. Bezos may have his finger on the pulse of the future of publishing and who will be the future publishers.
Read the full post here.
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Kindle, iPad: Is e-Paper that far behind?

What is the design arc of our reading mediums?

The CooperJ design team best posits, “How do we combine the affordances of print and online versions of news and translate that hybrid into a single device?”

The CooperJ e-reader solution centers on the development of Smart Paper, a futuristic e-paper that serves as the material of the e-reader.

What mobile device, mobile medium, or mobile cornea, will we be reading in the future.

Read the Designboom post here.

Apple iPad with Kindle app

Above: the Amazon Kindle app as premiered on the Apple iPad.
Below: the LG Newspaper e-Reader employs flexible ink.

LG's Flexible ink Newspaper eReader

Watch a fascinating video on Jae Kim‘s The Page.

Amazon’s hikes Kindle eBook Prices Under Pressure

Amazon raises its e-book prices under pressure from MacMillan.

Question is, will Amazon lose market share when other publishers follow suit? Or will consumers bolt on e-book downloads now that a soft copy costs as much as a hard copy?

Read more here.

4G Wireless Evolution – Memo to the Press

“Yes, the Web has changed the economics of the newspaper business, but it doesn’t have to mean the end of newspapers — just the end of the business as it is currently conducted. Wireless can do for newspapers what it is in the process of doing for books.”

– Tom Wheeler, Managing Director – Core Capital Partners

Read the full post at  4G Wireless Evolution – Memo to the Press.


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