Technology has impacted how the casual reader consumes information, whether that be news or fiction. This is not new news. However, how exactly has technology changed how the publishing industry approaches their work? This interesting topic came to us from The New York Times in their article, “How Technology Is (and Isn’t) Changing Our Reading Habits.”
Of course the publishing industry had to embrace e-readers and adjust their process of supplying content for the devices, but how did it impact the review, editing and publishing of print books?
One editor explains how when reading books for work, which makes up the bulk of her reading, her Kindle e-reader has proved itself to be incredibly convenient. Having one device for all the books is the obvious positive, but the ability to search, make notes and highlights allows her to do her work anywhere. In this world of multitasking, that is a huge plus.
Melody K. Smith
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