Will Books Become Obsolete?

will books become obsolete

As we all know, more people are relying on e-readers and tablets for reading. These devices allow us to read books, magazines, comics, and everything else. However, this does not mean that print books are going away completely. This article will explore how e-readers and tablets are changing the way we consume content.


The popularity of e-readers is growing exponentially. Last year, nearly 45 percent of adults in the U.S. read a book, and public libraries saw an increase in visits, with 1.4 billion in 2006. In the next five years, however, e-readers will likely become obsolete and publishers will be in trouble.

The e-readers that are currently available on the market offer a wide variety of features, including web browsing, music and movies, apps, and games. Sony introduced their e-reader in late 2006, while Amazon introduced the Kindle in 2007. Sales of Kindles surpassed 13 million units in 2010!


As we all know, the market for books has been shifting away from physical books to ePub and MOBI. These formats are easier to access and cheaper than printed books. This trend is expected to continue for years. However, it’s important to note that ePub and MOBI are not going to make books obsolete – they’ll simply make them less efficient.

Many readers are increasingly using ebooks instead of physical books, and ebooks generate $1.1 billion annually. And that number is expected to rise.


HTML5 is a new standard for web pages. It has a more flexible syntax and relies on built-in error-correcting practices. There are still some coding rules in HTML5 that are not completely standardized, but these are not the only issues. While HTML5 may not be as clean as a completely new approach, it is much more likely to work and be popular. For example, most developers are not interested in adding an extra slash to the end of an element, and the long attribute form is unnecessary when the attribute name is the same.

HTML5 also includes offline support. This support is an embryonic feature, but it is becoming increasingly usable. This will help web developers develop older browser-compatible solutions.

Print books

The printing industry is in a state of crisis. The Great Recession followed by the Amazon Kindle ebook reader has left the industry reeling. Many industry insiders have predicted that print books would soon become obsolete. As a result, companies have begun to de-invest in print books. However, demand for printed books has steadily increased since 2008, but printers aren’t able to keep up with the new supply.

Booksellers have noticed. In some cases, a surprise bestseller has sold out of a certain title. When that happens, publishers and booksellers will order more copies to meet the demand.


A new debate has been sparked over the future of textbooks. As technology continues to advance, the need for textbooks is also becoming less evident. Digital delivery has become more common in higher education, and some states have already passed laws encouraging the use of electronic textbooks in public schools. If textbooks become obsolete, it will change the way students learn, and how students use information in the classroom. This article looks at the pros and cons of using digital textbooks in the classroom.

Textbooks were once one of the most trusted tools in education. They helped students learn, and were widely available. However, with the advent of computer technology, this is rapidly changing. It is possible that in the next decade, students will not need textbooks for many subjects.

Music industry

The music industry has been in a state of transformation since the nineties. While artists and publishers can still make money off of music sales, there are more ways to distribute music. Streaming services have a huge impact on the amount of money that can be made. Many artists are making less money from music sales than they used to, and they need to build a business model around their work. The music industry was also hit hard by the closure of the Napster website, which was sold to a new company and its brand transferred to the new owner.

The traditional music industry adapted to the new media world by developing new businesses and capabilities. For example, when live music publishing became more prevalent, traditional record labels reinvented themselves to serve as music publishers, live entertainment companies, and record labels. These changes have resulted in 360-degree music companies that place equal importance on all three aspects of the music industry.