Vector 51: State of the ebooks

Vector 51: The ongoing challenge of ebooks with Serenity Caldwell

Vector is a news and analysis show focusing on the biggest stories, hottest trends, and most important issues in technology, past, present, and future. On this week's show, Serenity Caldwell of Macworld joins Rene to talk about ebooks, how the creation and publication process has evolved, current features and limitations, tools, workflows, and formats, iBooks vs. Amazon, and where ebooks can go from here.

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Rene Ritchie

EiC of iMore, EP of Mobile Nations, Apple analyst, co-host of Debug, Iterate, Vector, Review, and MacBreak Weekly podcasts. Cook, grappler, photon wrangler. Follow him on Twitter and Google+.

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Vector 51: The ongoing challenge of ebooks with Serenity Caldwell


Hard news ahead. Ten bucks will look good retrospectively, when prices fall to about a buck, as they did with the other digital media, games, app, tunes, and eventually shows. Books as electrons are a cottage industry; they do not warrant different pricing than say apps. Bad news for Amazon as well, if it hoped to cash in on its monopolistic success. It will be king of an anthill.