The future of reading is digital books; not just ebooks, but interactive ebooks. This is not my opinion, it is a fact.
It may not happen in two years or three years, but in 10 to 15 years, it will be a reality.
Studies have shown that the use of technology changes the way our brains are wired. Today’s children are growing up with technology: Hand-held computer games, smart phones, tablets, and laptop computers. It is shaping these children’s brains, their preferences, and choices. When these children are adults, they will not want static ebooks; they will demand interactive ones.
If you plan to be publishing books five years from now, it is time for you to get into the digital book game. Start with regular ebooks, but also begin to learn about interactive ebooks. Start laying plans for how your publishing company will enter that market.
If you don’t believe me, watch this video showing a one-year-old baby who has been exposed to an iPad. Her reaction to print media after an interactive iPad experience is interesting.