A Year of Ebooks

Carl Zimmer, writing at Download the Universe:

It would be a shame if ebooks became nothing more than hastily assembled spin-offs of print books, documentaries, or lectures. Fortunately, as this past year progressed, we had lots of good reasons to keep our hope for ebooks alive. New ebooks turned up that exceeded our expectations, or simply popped up far off the grid, beyond our preconceived map of what ebooks could be.

As a science writer—and more importantly as a unabashed fan of science writing—I’m excited about the future of ebooks. There are plenty of stories that wouldn’t work well as full books but are still begging to be told.