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Frank Romano on the future of books

Published on November 7, 2012

Frank Romano opines about the future of books and tells us they'll be read both electronically AND in print. That's good, right?

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By Hal Hinderliter on Nov 07, 2012

Interesting video Frank, as always. Personally, I find audiobooks difficult to listen to, especially if the subject matter is technical. For instance, I can't imagine that people would enjoy my new e-book "Desktop Publishing for Prepress Production" http://amzn.to/WC3FFc if I recorded an audio version of it: And of course, if the reading is done by a voice synthesizer, it would be even less enjoyable (in my opinion).

 

By Patrick Henry on Nov 08, 2012

One big reason why printed books have a future is that thanks to digital print on demand, all of us now can publish books of our own.

R.R. Bowker recently reported that the number of self-published books produced annually in the U.S. has nearly tripled, growing 287% since 2006, and now tallies more than 235,000 print and “e” titles,

What's more, says Bowker, the 148,424 self-published print books of 2011 represented about 43% of that year’s total traditional print output and contributed to the first significant expansion in print production since 2007.

Mainstream publishers may foresee a threat to the future of the printed book. But, they're not the book market's only publishers anymore.

 

By max name on Nov 11, 2012

dear frank,
would you know a small-middlesize printery, not in europe, where there is required an expert as a general-,production-manager, or in supervising workflow and quality control ?
esp.with heidelberg equipment, letterpress-offset-finishing.
i am 53 years young, german,
highly experienced in this profession, and wish to move away from cold northeurope.
maybe you have an idea.
thank you
max

 

By Frank Romano on Nov 11, 2012

Max
If there was a print job somewhere warm, I might take it. Try http://www.printworkers.com
All the best
Frank

 

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