The Implications of E-Book on Print-Book Industry: Will Printers Survive?

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This paper discussed the implications of e-books on print-book industry. The discussion was based on various sources of secondary data. The prominence of e-books has prompted publishers to reconsider their distribution channels. Although print books will probably remain to exist in book industry, publishers and printers need to understand the current market changes and adapt the best way to deliver the content to readers.


Print book e-Book Book industry Digital publishing Print on demand 



The authors would like to acknowledge the Faculty of Art and Design, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia (UiTM) National Funding – Dana Pembudayaan Penyelidikan (RAGS), Ministry of Education (MOE), for the financial support.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Formgiving Design Research Group, Faculty of Art and DesignUniversiti Teknologi MARAShah AlamMalaysia
  2. 2.Department of Printing Technology, Faculty of Art and DesignUniversiti Teknologi MARAShah AlamMalaysia

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