> From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On
> Behalf Of rick_ollerman
> I don't the Covey thing means a whole lot at all, other than to serve the
> must/will die" credo. The reason why is that Covey writes business
> primary demo is businessmen who also happen to be big readers but often
> book people. In other words, they may read voraciously but once read,
> are clutter that need to be moved out of the house. An eBook reader fits
> perfectly with this way of thinking which is why, I believe, this is such
> It tells me whoever put together this deal understands this stuff.
> In short, the Covey deal hits his sweetspot of readership right where
they want it
> be. At this point in time, I don't see any way this has any carryover
> genres, nor why it should.
I've often wondered the same thing: that is, if the e-book tsunami that some people
are predicting will instead be a small tidal wave that swamps only the business,
instructional and textbook reader. From my admittedly non-objective perspective, it
seems like that is for who the Kindle, et al is ideally designed. While clearly there
will be (and already are) e-inroads made into fiction as well, I do wonder if there will
ultimately be a significant split between fiction and non-fiction, with fiction being
considerably less affected by the revolution than non-fiction.
I have nothing to base that on, other than hope and supposition, but it will be
interesting to see if such a division forms.
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