LexisNexis (pr)eBooks

LexisNexis (pr)eBooks

LexisNexis has a long history innovation of publishing formats, from the Mead Data Centre through looseleaf to online delivery. One of our Lexis founding fathers Jerome Rubin was part of the collective of brains that came up with e-ink that led to the eBook revolution. His e-ink company produced the book-like screens used in the Kindle, Nook and other handsets. As LexisNexis UK releases eBooks of its texts and handbooks, why does this not feel like the all embracing moment of change we read in the press or hear from the wider publishing industry?

The media and industry buzz underlying the eBook ‘poster child’ is around the concept of digitizing print assets, and emerging online revenue models driven by the rapid adoption of ebooks. Now everyone is trying to apply the eBook success story to all types of publishing whether it fits the format or not. But we've seen a digitization before haven’t we? The long running Google dispute with American publishers due to the search giant’s attempt to ‘index’ the world’s literature heritage in the Google Books project came from Google’s proposal to capture and index the entire

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