Olaf Ernst
The Future of eBooks - Will print disappear? An end user perspective

Ebooks are a hot topic. Traditional book publishing, especially in the academic world, is changing at a rapid pace. The question on everybody's mind is what direction book publishing will take? Will print survive in the Google-generation, or is it destined to be totally replaced by eBooks?

Springer publishes over 4000 book titles annually, which are converted into eBooks almost without exceptions. Being the market leader in electronic books in the STM area, Springer has conducted a study on the implications of the Springer eBook collection in comparison to its print book activities.

The study shows that print and electronic can exist together, and will complement each other's strengths.

Bielefeld University Library - last update: 10/12/2008