The end of print as we know it

The end of print as we know it

Summary: Traditional print publishing is fast becoming a thing of the past but are you properly prepared for the future of digital and online publishing?

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The decline of print media has been well documented and debated for the better part of the past decade.  And while the print industry isn't likely to ever disappear altogether (I'm one of those who still thinks ink and paper is an invention that works), it certainly isn't getting any help from the rising number of companies essentially abandoning print for, what else, digital and online publishing. So, is this the end of print as we know it?  Perhaps the real question now is what the apparently accelerated migration from print to digital might mean to everything from the publishing industry and consumers to the government and education.
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David Gewirtz

Join me and distinguished lecturer, author, and publisher David Gewirtz as we explore the rising impact of this important trend and how to prepare for the future of digital and online media publishing.   In addition to learning how David is taking advantage of the trend, you will also gain a much better understanding in terms of how technology is continuing to adapt as well as how it might impact your wallet. Recorded from a LIVE video webcast on Tuesday, March 20, 2012

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Josh Gingold

About Josh Gingold

Josh Gingold is the Managing Editor of Business and Technology Research Libraries for CBS Interactive with primary responsibility for the presentation of key research and commentary through a combination of blogs, white papers, and Webcasts.

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  • Ha Ha Ha!!!

    You are kidding right? I just read your impassioned defence of print from a screen...

    No sense of irony?
    jeremychappell
  • ..and I feel fine

    I just went to my local (locally owned even) bookstore and bought five paperbacks. The great thing about the codex is that it's mature (2500+ year old) technology, easy to use, requires no electricity or network connection, and when you buy one, it's yours free and clear, no EULA acceptance required, and no prior restraint.

    I won't use an e-book unless it's DRM free, which pretty much limits my usage to the public domain. Fortunately, a lot of very good public domain work has accumulated over the millenia.
    John L. Ries
  • Bookstores are now..

    ...mostly kids toy stores, ereader sales and coffee shops. Precious few books.
    Tony Burzio