Emergent Futures Tumblelog

This is the Tumblelog of Paul Higgins and Sandy Teagle - Futurists from Melbourne and Brisbane in Australia. Go to Emergent Futures to see more or follow on Twitter at FuturistPaul . If you right click on the pictures, titles or links in these posts you will be able to go to the original story on the web. If you click on comments for each post you can either read what others have said or add your own comment via Disqus. If you click on the date of a post it will take you to a single post view where you can copy the web link if you want to send it to someone else. If you click on the tags it will take you to other stories from Emergent Futures with the same tag.


“What if you could re-define books’ value proposition? What if book-buying became less about one-off salesmanship, and more about ongoing membership? What if you didn’t buy books so much as join them?”

My hesitation with ebooks is the price. For what they cost, I want something physical in return. This subscription model would be an appealing compromise.

Posted at 3:27am and tagged with: ebooks, future, tech, technology, publishing,.

  1. fictionfashionfantasy reblogged this from emergentfutures and added:
    Interesting. Verrrry interesting. These are conversations we have regularly, insights we hope we’re making, and a model...
  2. jindroid reblogged this from emergentfutures and added:
    mixed feelings
  3. newmodelminority reblogged this from emergentfutures and added:
    @afrolicious Some food for thought for NMM publishing….:)
  4. laughwithmeagain reblogged this from emergentfutures
  5. crazygm reblogged this from emergentfutures
  6. emergentfutures reblogged this from courtenaybird
  7. shaneguiter reblogged this from courtenaybird
  8. futuristlab reblogged this from courtenaybird and added:
    The future of books.
  9. ahandsomestark reblogged this from courtenaybird
  10. courtenaybird posted this