More Adventures in e-Books
What this Tale of Two Companies tells me is that there is money to be made from providing an e-book delivery infrastructure; this is capitalism's way of telling us infrastructure is a good thing. It would also suggest that there is little value in building an infrastructure that allows publishers to sell a few hundred of their own e-books off their own site, and a good deal of value in providing 40,000 e-books to 18,000 libraries. Why this is true, and what else it can tell us about the future of e-books, is grist for the March/April 2002 mill.
-Richard Nash is director of acquisitions for Burnham, Munger & Root, a service company specializing in the sales and marketing of electronic content. Also a writer of fiction and criticism, his articles have appeared in numerous online and off-line publications. His first book, Organs of Emotion, was published in the fall of 2001. Nash will appear at BookTech 2002 to speak about "Succeeding at E-Content," Tuesday, February 12 from 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.