Should kids' picture books be read on e-readers?
| Dec 16, 2010
"E-readers will be good for certain kinds of reading experiences but not others." It seemed we all agreed on that from the moment we took that first Kindle out of its box, writes Marjorie Kehe. And beautifully illustrated books were among the experiences we didn't expect to enjoy on our e-readers.
Think again. There was the iPad, there was the Nook Color, and now here's Apple announcing a "major push" (as reported in The New York Times) into illustrated books. According to the Times, Apple is introducing more than 100 titles to its iBookstore, including "children’s books, photography books ... cookbooks" and "[s]ome of the most popular children’s picture books of all time."
Is it a good thing for children's books? From an economic point of view, it should be a slam dunk. But read on in The Christian Science Monitor online.