Daily Thoughts 4/10/2009
This article was on Publishers Weekly. It is the experience of a childrens bookseller with the new ebooks and a reminder that there is a tremendous amount of free material available now.
http://www.publishersweekly.com/blog/660000266/post/1700043170.html It looks like a rehash of other articles I have read. I think of it as a confirmation of what may happen in the future. I am finding it easier and easier to get free ebooks to read. It is pretty much a guarantee that everything in the public domain will be put up on the web eventually. Not only will it be put up for free, people will continuously work on making it more accessible and easier to use. One person will see it, then decide it was too hard to read and try a new way to present it so it becomes easier to read.
The free ebooks will not only drive the new ebook sales, they will drive the technology forward with open access. People will innovate to make it easier to use the free content that is available. I predict this will bring a lot of more obscure books out of the academic world into the mainstream. Classics will become sources for all sorts of new experiments like this monstrosity which I have been looking for in the library, Pride and Prejudice With Zombies. The canon will become experimental and mainstream.
Right now, I am sitting in my local library typing away on the computer. I just wrote the Bat Manga review. I was at Barnes and Noble earlier today looking at books. Sometimes, it is relaxing to sit here and type away.
I am back home. I watched Fantastic Four on dvd today. I really enjoyed it. Many critics gave it very bad reviews. It was good enough to make me want to watch the sequel, Fantastic Four The Rise of the Silver Surfer.
Right now, I have two books in front of me, both of which I have started reading, We The Media Grassroots Journalism By The People For The People by Scott Gillmor and Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management by Peggy Johnson