For those of us whose idea of an evening well-spent means burying our noses in a good book, the dillema of format has gone beyond paperback versus hardcover. Now e-books are looking to dominate the market and possibly give publishing a much-needed shot in the arm.
When Ann Kirschner's book club chose Charles Dickens' nearly 1,000-page-long novel Little Dorrit as their next pick, she decided to test out four different formats to see which she preferred – paperback, audiobook, Kindle, and iPhone. She's joining us to describe her experiment from Anchorage, Alaska, where she's conducting research for her next book.
Ann Kirschner is university dean of William E. Macaulay Honors College at the City University of New York and the author of Sala's Gift: My Mother's Holocaust Story, which is available as an e-book on Kindle and iPhone.
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