Books As Long as They Don’t Call it “iTomes”
posted by July 10 at 13:00 PMon
David Rothman, who is always very excited about e-books, brings news that the iTunes store might be incorporating e-books into the music and movies. This comes on the heels of multiple news stories reporting that the new 3G iPhone will have an e-reader function. Rothman says that this is “one more reason why publishers would be foolish to be Kindle-centric,” which is absolutely true. Of course, they shouldn’t be iTunes -centric, either.
If all this actually happens, it’s one step closer to what I think will be the real future of the e-book. It’s not going to replace anything, it’s just another distribution system for publishers, and could very well result in more people reading more books.