In this post, Mr. Wilson reflects on the current role of eBooks in legal publishing. He presents several arguments against pursuing a digital legal publishing model focused on the eBook, one of which is that the attributes of an eBook publishing model — “including single issue, book pricing, lending, supplementation, etc.” — are inconsistent with “the direction [in which] the web has been headed.”
Instead of eBooks, Mr. Wilson argues:
What we need is a system that promotes access (law), answers (commentary), and annotations (community), and satisfies the perceived needs of eBook-desiring consumers (e.g., resource management tools and rational pricing plans).
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