Guest Column: The Price of E-Popularity
So we've arrived. But with that acceptance comes more challenges. For some years, journalists would ask us if we were destined to repeat the music industry's pattern, citing the rise of iTunes and the decline of CD sales. Now, the questions focus on comparisons to the print industry and its struggles to integrate e-books into traditional business models. These are legitimate questions—there are similarities in both cases—but first let's talk about what's different.