Virtual books on virtual shelves for virtual readers

As part of its Ideas Market speaker series, the Wall Street Journal is hosting a discussion on that venerable topic “The Future of the Book” at the New York Public Library on Tuesday evening. I’ll be one of the panelists, along with tech scribe Steven Levy and Random House e-strategist Liisa Mcloy-Kelley. Moderating will be the Journal’s Alexandra Alter. The event is free and open to the public, but seats are limited and need to be reserved in advance, by sending an email with your name to More details here.

2 thoughts on “Virtual books on virtual shelves for virtual readers

  1. Sureshkumarnatarajan7

    E-readers serve an important function, they are mobile and reduce size. Instead of carrying around 5 newspapers, you can carry a tablet that has all of them. Most people don’t need creative new ways to stay interested in reading, some just want more efficient ways to do the same.

  2. Kent_ong

    I disagree with Suresh, since the world is getting faster, impatient and distracted, we need to read books to stay focus. Reading one newpaper is better then reading five newspapers. For efficiency, you don’t need to read five newspapers in one day. Unless, you are SOOOO FREEEE until you have nothing to do. It is not how much we read, it is how deep we read.

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