Tuesday, May 3, 2011

What came before the internet, ebooks, and tablet computers?

While ebooks have been around for a long time, it's only the launch of the iPhone and iPad plus ebook readers like Kindle, Nook and Sony that have created the market that now spends about $90 million per month on ebooks. (pw.org). "For the first two months of 2011, e-book sales were up 169.4%, to $164.1 million, equalling the sales of trade paperbacks for the two-month period; trade paperback sales were down 22.5% for the two months at the 19 reporting publishers." [source pw.org].

But what came before? Today's guest post from Online Colleges takes us back to the original 'technologies' used in the act of reading: From the stylus to moveable type - enjoy this compendium of literature's long history. Who could predict it would end up in a multi-billion dollar digitial industry?

Read full story here: http://www.onlinecolleges.net/2011/05/02/10-technologies-that-changed-literature-forever/

Guest Post by Online Colleges

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