We're over the initial hype, but we've yet to grasp the long-term implications.
Calm before the next storm
In the aftermath of the recent dot-com fallout, e-books have quieted. Several members of the trade press reported how notably "non-e" BookExpo America was in the spring. Uncertainty for large distributors like Yahoo!, and Amazon.com trickles down to the e-publishers, while trepidation stems from the nerve-racking wait of the Random House v. Rosetta Books case. Yet, publishers are still producing e-titles (many of which are complements to some companion print product, mind you). And mirroring CTP's adoption, e-books remain almost exclusively popular in certain segments, with education putting in the strongest showing to date. But also like CTP, pundits are committed to e-viability, standing tall in their assertion that e-books will eventually steal significant market share from print.