Each industry has encountered changes, yet the media and publishing associations have most likely seen more than their share. This is because the information what used to be on paper can be easily transmitted over the internet. Also why, the publishing industry has started operating under revolutionary assumptions.
According to Maureen O’Connell (Scholastic), “The history of books and the changes we’ve seen in the last decade to how we read and create them are strong reminders of what we’ve always known: that reading, no matter the format, is a way for humanity to connect, to communicate, to evolve and share and learn.”
Let’s learn how digital mediums have picked up pace in publishing
We have reached a point where digital books have posed a genuine challenge to print and paper. It is certainly also significant that the past couple of years have seen a sudden upsurge of interest in adapting the latest technologies. People are more likely to pick alternatives of the hard copy for saving cost and time. As per many people, it is more advantageous to read books on digital medium than reading the traditional prints. But then, we will undoubtedly come across controversies on which medium is better to access.
Things truly began to change with the dispatch of Amazon’s kindle in 2007. With Kindle, the e-readers became wireless. As the digital revolution converts more readers to e-books and opens up new markets internationally, this huge difference in digital revenue has encouraged many more writers to publish individually.
Digital mediums over traditional hard copies
Online publishing has swept away book writing domain and its strenuous processes of script approval, promotions and more. People find carrying a book while traveling a task hence they are opting for compact sized gadgets or other digital mediums over the hard copies.
But on the other hand, there are readers in this digital world who are picking a hard copy of a book over the digital one to get the feel of it.
Here is an interesting infograhic:
Effects of digital publishing
Digital publishing is one of the best things happened from an ecological aspect. Paper-free world has saved a large number of tress and is in the long run, aiding and improving the condition of the place to live.
Writers don’t require the support of a publishing house any more. They can simply publish their own write-ups on a content management system (CMS) platform.
More publishing companies are investing heavily in digital media to compete in the world of digital publishing.
Researches show, people who read e-books have increased from 17% in 2011 to 28% in 2014. It is projected that by 2030, 36% of all book sales will be digital.
This is precisely how the publishing industry has evolved and been digital.