Publishers Still Don’t Understand What Douglas Adams Knew About Ebooks in 1979

by Rachel Baker on July 23, 2014

Amen! there is nothing worse than a publisher that just cut and pasted the book into the ebook program and didn’t actually consider the story or the use of the technology.

Publishers need to pause for a moment to consider how they can match the book to the medium. I bet that Russell T Davies would have relished the opportunity to write a new introduction to the ebook version of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. I am genuinely am interested to know if he has changed his mind, like I have, in the last three years.

Does he have an ebook reader these days? Does he now think that a paperback book about an electronic book seems a bit peculiar? Hardback editions of books often have different covers to paperbacks, reflecting the fact that hardback buyers and paperback buyers have different marketing profiles. Now that ebooks are outselling hardbacks shouldn’t they get the same attention from publishers?

Publishers Still Don’t Understand What Douglas Adams Knew About Ebooks in 1979

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