Digital Initiatives are Top Priority
Simon and Schuster is creating a new position within it’s company to bolster it’s presence in digital publishing. Publishers Weekly reports that Elinor Hirschhorn has been hired into the new position titled Chief Digital Officer. S&S CEO Carolyn Reidy states “Digital initiatives are a top priority and we are determined to avail ourselves to the maximum extent of the digital era opportunities to find, interact, and deliver content instantaneously and around the clock to readers worldwide.”
I remember when Jane first started reading e-books on her PDA and she asked me if I had an interest in using it. I was totally against it. I loved my books too much. I loved thumbing through the pages, holding the book, falling asleep with the book…then two months later I read my first e-book. I have not read a paper book since. That was two years ago.