The latest Kindle Fire 2 release date rumors relates to the tablet world as a whole. As Amazon, Apple, Samsung, and other tablet manufacturers are bringing out their handheld devices with reading as part of the features, will less reading be done because of their flashy capabilities?
With Amazon's new tablet, the company is looking to deliver its digital content to consumers quicker. That content includes not just e-books, but also MP3 music, and digital movies, as well as apps. These other areas besides reading are what the colorful tablets are built for, leading some to believe that e-book growth will grow at a slower rate because of them.
That's what Forbes says in their latest report. The site notes that e-book authors and creators will need to get more creative in their content delivery. So how can they do that? The website says via more interactive social reading content, cross-referenced books, and enhanced e-books. The latter would integrate audio, video and other interactive features right into the e-books which could make for a fun, futuristic experience.
It does seem rather ironic that the company which was built upon book sales could be partly responsible for the slow death of traditional reading. Of course, people may also subscribe to the notion that there is still a portion of the population that enjoys reading as a leisurely activity. After all books are meant to be read, not necessarily played like video games. Yes, these days it seems like a major part of the world suffers from ADHD. Will that mean it has to be "survival of the fittest" in order for authors to adapt and survive, or will they still be able to succeed in spite of the flashy tech gadgets and their colorful gizmos and apps?
Do you think traditional reading will die out due to the newer tablets being purchased more and more? Will digital authors be forced to do more multimedia type e-books rather than straight text?
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