Year in Review

Noah Genner 2009 in Review: Breathe

As many have already stated 2009 was a year full of change and innovation in the book authoring, publishing and retailing world. Digital was/is the agent of change…eBooks, eReaders (of all kinds), digital workflows and networks (be they social or internet)…for the industry in 2009. It really seemed that many digital areas that had been bubbling under for the last while came to a head in 2009…all at once.

Tim Middleton 2009 in a Fragmented Review: E-books Are *Vampires, P-Books Are *Zombies:

The interesting thing and perhaps the most encouraging and inevitable thing about this past year in publishing is the emergence of new business modelsreal honest to goodness business modelsthat are going to challenge the old book world. Every time you turn around you hear about the e-book, e-readers, and giving stuff away for free. But what can you do with that knowledge?