Study Questions

  • Comparing printed books and e-books, what are the advantages and disadvantages of each?

  • How is the long tail impacting publishers, authors, booksellers and readers?

  • What was the impact of the printing press? What role did it have in bringing about social change?

  • Should local communities be allowed to ban books? Explain why or why not.

  • Should parents and guardians have a say in what their children read in public schools? Explain why or why not.

  • How can a book become part of a wider corporate "synergy?" Name some recent books that were examples of this synergy.