Another Article About Why E-books Are Foundering
Here's an article
This guy has some weird ideas about how to succeed with e-books. For example, he thinks they're not for "recreational reading." And all e-books should be short (unless they're computer manuals). And the publishing infrastructure gets in the way.
Wow. What am I going to do about all those long e-books I have? Particularly the "recreational" reading? Should I give up? Apparently I shouldn't have been enjoying the reading experience. I've read elsewhere that short e-books are now the "only" way to go and that there are sites that specialize in sending short articles to readers' iPods. That's fine unless you want to read something, oh I dunno, in-depth.
It is Adobe-centric, but I guess that's to be expected from a site called pdfzone.com. Still, I have to wonder how much he knows about the e-book world outside of Adobe. About what sells what at sites such as Fictionwise and eReader. About the revial of the GEB 1150 through eBookwise and Filament Technologies. And of course, about the popularity of romantica e-books. While shorter titles are popular at many of the romantica publishers, they still publish some very long titles.