“There is a growing distinction between the book reader and the book owner.”

When interviewer Jeffrey Trachtenberg asks Makinson about the future of “physical books,” though, Makinson is measured. Physical books will never disappear, he maintains. The reason is that the e-book customer has different motives and expectations than the physical book customer:

“There is a growing distinction between the book reader and the book owner.”

via Books Owners and Book Readers – Brainstorm – The Chronicle of Higher Education.

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