THE IMPACT OF E-BOOKS ON THE BOOK PUBLISHING INDUSTRY
In the United States today, there are a lot of changes taking place due to new, improved, or re-emerging technology. Perhaps the most prevalent of these is E-publishing, which encompasses everything to the emails that most of us write each day, to books published online, to the research articles used to generate this report. E-publishing effects how we connect to the rest of the world through news websites, blogging, email, various wikis, and even how we pick up our favorite author’s latest novel. It is e-book that this paper will concentrate on. An e-book, for the purposes of this paper, consists of any full length publication written for distribution to the public which is generally large in scope (e.g., novels, biographies, textbooks) and is released electronically either as digitized print or as a recording (e.g., a PDF file or a downloadable audio book).