Is CES eReader Fever Too Much?

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By Jason Boog Comment

ed2.jpg As the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) steams onward, one literary reporter has decided that the publishing world should give eReaders a rest.

Over at Publishing Perspectives, editor-in-chief Edward Nawotka (pictured) reminded the industry that “CES Is Not a Book Fair.”

Here’s our digital sibling’s take on the matter: “‘[T]he devices that we already have are good enough for books in their present form. No, the e-ink screens on the Sony, Kindle and others are not great–the one on my iPod Touch is far better for reading–and the designs are merely ‘adequate.’ Yet to most people they suffice,’ writes Nawotka. Yeah, but…that’s no fun. Gimme gadgets. He goes on to point out that much of what we’ll see at CES will never come to market, and that even tablet PCs have actually been available for years.”

We interviewed Nawotka last year, click here to listen.

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