Thanks in large part to technology, it is quite likely that children born in this millennium will never know what its like to have a library card or learn from a physical text book. Several entrepreneurs and startups are banking on this idea, while brick-and-mortar booksellers and publishers are left wondering, “What’s next?”
E-books and online publishing is a $6 billion a year industry and is showing no signs of slowing down. Almost every iPad and tablet in the U.S. has an e-books app, while Amazon has sold millions of Kindles worldwide. And there is still plenty of room for growth.
Here are some startups that have recognized this opportunity and are currently capitalizing on this market in order to revolutionize the way we all read.