Gene Therapy: Climbing Aboard the E-book Bandwagon
Adding to the complexity for e-reader users, publishers have demanded rigid control over content for fear of piracy and copying. This means that what book readers have come to expect in the aftermarket—the ability to share books and read them wherever convenient—has become more limited in the digital medium because of multiple proprietary platforms and publisher restrictions on transferability from one device to another.
Eugene G. Schwartz is editor at large for ForeWord Reviews, an industry observer and an occasional columnist for Book Business magazine. In an earlier career, he was in the printing business and held production management positions at Random House, Prentice-Hall/Goodyear and CRM Books/Psychology Today. A former PMA (IBPA) board member, he has headed his own publishing consultancy, Consortium House. He is also Co-Founder of Worthy Shorts Inc., a development stage online private press and publication service for professionals as well as an online back office publication service for publishers and associations. He is on the Publishing Business Conference and Expo Advisory Board.