The Future of the Book Is the Stream - Megan Garber - Technology - The Atlantic
Cloud storage is paving the way for books that are sold not by title, but by time.
So, digital books. As innovative as they are form-wise and otherwise, it's striking, business-wise, how tightly they cling to tradition. Whether pre-Gutenberg or post-Bezos, books have been sold pretty much the same way: per unit, object by object, X books for X bucks.