August 9, 2001

E-books solving a problem consumers don't have

Author: JT Smith

"Richard DeGrandpre wrote "Digitopia" as a warning about the false
promises of the wired world. Then it was published as an electronic
book, and all his predictions came true.

"Digitopia," issued by Random House in March, was never reviewed or promoted or, it seems,
downloaded. "My book is just dead," said DeGrandpre, a psychologist.

So are just about everyone else's e-books. The publishing world's attempts to turn electronic fiction
and non-fiction into a lucrative revenue stream have yielded only a trickle of customers." Read more at the Chicago Tribune

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