There has been some debate about authors who have their work published in eBook format. Some people believe if an author is only published in eBooks, they are not legitimate. But, many publishing companies are now publishing titles as eBooks.
In a post by The New York Times it states, “several major publishers said that e-books had climbed to about 10 percent of their total trade sales. Some publishing experts have predicted that they will rise to 25 percent in the next two to three years.”
Viewing these changes, the industry will have to reconsider its stance on the validity of writers published in eBooks. Reflecting this change, The New York Times Best Seller List will also include an eBook Best Seller List.
Another consideration is that eReader sales are on the rise. According to Forester Research, approximately 10 million eReaders could be in circulation by the end of 2010.
Observing all of the statistics and changes in the publishing industry, there should be no doubt that eBooks will become a force to be reckoned with. But with all this technology, will paperbacks eventually become obsolete?