E-Book Wars: Ten Years Later

Clifford Lynch
Executive Director
Coalition for Networked Information

In 2001 I wrote an essay titled “The Battle to Define the Future of the Book in the Digital World” (First Monday, 6:6, June 2001). It’s taken much longer than I would have thought, but developments in the e-book world seem to be reaching critical points in several areas. In this session, I’ll look back at what I got right and what I got wrong ten years ago, and, more importantly, unexpected developments and the current state of play in both scholarly and mass-market publishing.

Last updated:  Wednesday, April 24th, 2013