The rise of the e-book

We are already one third of the way through the year. As well as developing and delivering new workshops and booking speaking gigs, Robyn has been immersing herself in the growing world of e-books. She was recently invited to a meeting with a working group of the National Library to explore a sustainable business model for e-books in public and school libraries.

The range of formats and devices for reading e-books presents a real opportunity for access to print material beyond the seven per cent currently available to print-disabled people. This will require cooperative action from governments, publishers, libraries, digital-based businesses and authors.