There’s a great interview in Forbes with Tim O’Reilly the creator of a publishing empire. I figured I’d share with you his important insight on printed books:
we’re seeing a transformation of the marketplace. The biggest challenge is not the death of print; it’s the question of how books will change. Take the map: The print map has largely gone away, and online mapping has become the norm. In the process, what we expect from maps has changed: They include directions, nearest gas stations, nearby merchants. The book’s format will change, sure, but so will the very form.
Food for thought. What will the book of the future look like?