The e-reader industry: Replacing the book or enhancing the reader experience?

Nathaniel Stone


Despite considerable media attention, portable electronic readers (e-readers) have not yet had a significant consumer impact. They offer several features unavailable in print media, such as easily accessible content and potential for interactive capacity similar to what can be found on the Internet. Flawed design and high cost, however, may inhibit wide end-user adoption. Using a mix of scholarly, electronic, and popular news media sources, this paper will analyze the impact of these factors on consumer acceptance of these devices.


e-readers, technology, content ownership

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