Review: Burning the Page: The eBook Revolution and the Future of Reading

Like many of you I was up pretty late watching the world series so no post this morning. However, I thought you might want to check out my dad’s review from a couple of days ago of “Burning the Page” a book I covered on the blog a number of months ago. Dad did about a week of posts on the various issues raised by the book, links to which you can find in this review. Each is well worth your time if you haven’t seen them yet.

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Burning the Page: The eBook Revolution and the Future of Reading
Burning the Page: The eBook Revolution and the Future of Reading by Jason Merkoski
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Jason Merkoski was involved on the development team for the Kindle e-book reader and, for a time became a “technology evangelist” for Amazon. This book is a combination memoir and thoughtful exploration of the future of reading in as we make the shift from “analog” to digital in books.

He begins with some history of Ebooks and the development and launch of the first Kindle and then moves into the various implications of the shift to digital, ranging from how we read to what it means to have cloud-based digital content to the use of digital content in education to the fate of libraries. At the end of each chapter is a “Bookmark”, a more focused reflection on a topic related (or sometimes not) to the chapter.

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