The latest news from PUBLISHERS LUNCH (2/6/09) offers the following:
"Books on Mobile: Will One Sentence Change the Game?
Yesterday Google Book Search announced that they had optimized 1.5 million public domain books for reading on iPhones and the company's Android mobile operating system. (All of those books are viewable within the US; about 600,000 are accessible in full view worldwide.) The process required converting the image scan files shown on regular GBS with optical-character-recognition so that the mobile devices can display actual text rather than page images. The files are not downloadable, so you need to be connected to the internet via your mobile.
But Google's announcement was trumped by a potentially game-changing two sentence remark by Amazon spokesman Drew Herdener: "We are excited to make Kindle books available on a range of mobile phones. We are working on that now."
So books on phones will increase the need for e-books and internet marketing. Do you see a trend here?