Is this the future? Sony has become a sponsor of this years' Hay Festival and is displaying its e-reader in a special corner. Seeing that e-readers give people access to a huge amount of totally free books whilst (arguably) providing a more agreeable reading experience than the computer this is an interesting move. Quite a few self-publishing sites have sprung up on the internet and widespread use of e-readers might weaken the role of publishers altogether.
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