When Is an Ebook No Longer a Book?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka

In today’s editorial, Deborah Willis writes,”In a world where people read on electronic devices, books may become mash-ups of media, including music, video, and possibly advertising.”  Is there a point when an e-book — augmented, apped and pushing advertising — is no longer a book?

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About the Author

Edward Nawotka

A widely published critic and essayist, Edward Nawotka serves as a speaker, educator and consultant for institutions and businesses involved in the global publishing and content industries. He was also editor-in-chief of Publishing Perspectives since the launch of the publication in 2009 until January 2016.