The Changing Ways We Read

This is a segment from the The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. It is a fascinating segment that deals with the current book price wars, eBooks, and how people are consuming content today. Unlike the two-minute sound bytes you normally get in the mainstream media, this is almost twelve minutes. As a result, the piece explores the subject in more depth.

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  • http://twitter.com/markchowell @markchowell

    Very interesting. I agree Michael, the length of this segment allows in some insight that I hadn't heard in shorter soundbites. Thanks for sharing!

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  • http://www.andytraub.com Andy Traub

    This story is fascinating as a time capsule in light of Godin’s Domino Project.  I especially saw the Domino Project in his comments at 8:40.  Thanks for the time capsule.

  • http://DaddyLife.net Hank Osborne

    If traditional publishers really do suffer severely as a result of eReaders and eBooks then the third world element of book consumers will be left without a medium if they don’t have access to the eReader market and distribution channels. Don’t you think there is always going to be a print industry…it just might become absurdly expensive to produce the product? 

    • http://michaelhyatt.com Michael Hyatt

      I think there will always be a market for print, but I do think e-books will eventually dominate. They are already 25% of the market (at this writing) and growing by leaps and bounds.