Publishing; an industry that started growing after the industrial revolution has seen considerable changes. There’s been a drastic change in spreading information around the world. We’ve seen print materials like newspapers, books, magazines and much more. Although they’re yet prevalent in today’s modern and fast way of living, their usage has slightly declined since the introduction of the web.
The web has made it easier for people to connect with world and grasp information about everything happening around the world. Also, developers have introduced social media platforms for people to connect with people. Similarly, writing has seen a considerable uplift since the web’s existence.
The Expansion of Digital Publishing
Blogs and Articles:
Print reading has its own comfort and prestige but the new face of publishing is the digital space. People write blogs and share their views by typing them on digital devices, which eventually reaches out to the world with the widespread bandwidth of the internet.
Now, books are also available digitally. E-books have summed up to be a huge market for business. Online stores are available which sell books in the form of documents through a digital medium, hence it has reduced the style of purchasing them as a hard copy. Physical book reading hasn’t lost its charm but the e-books have just made it convenient for readers.
Nowadays, people subscribe to e-papers for information on the go. Traditional papers have a few limitations which have been surpassed by e-papers. E-papers deliver the latest news and also don’t have any limit to shower information. While e-papers have pages and pages of content, the traditional newspapers are limited to a booklet.
On the other hand, digital publishing has also encouraged an ecological approach. It believes in the save paper concept. If any reader needs to store information, they can be downloaded to their respective devices.
According to Maureen O’Connell (CFO, Scholastic), “Whether you read on a tablet or on paper, whether you purchased it from the cloud or from your neighborhood store, the act of reading is still vital.”
Although digital publishing is widespread around the world, it doesn’t change the fact that there is a huge market that invests time and money to read a physical copy.
Now, we know that digital is the latest face of publishing but the future is unpredictable. So, let’s hang in there and wait for technology to surprise us.