Opportunities in the Digital Arena for Independent Bookstores: An Action Plan for the American Booksellers Association
Presented to the ABA Board of Directors at its March 2009 Meeting
By Len Vlahos, ABA Chief Program Officer
In 1978 Douglas Adams envisioned a slim electronic folio that contained all the useful knowledge of all the people on all the planets in the universe. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, as Adams imagined it, would let you carry in your pocket a device that functioned like an amalgam of Google and an e-book. And while he was trying to be funny, Adams, it turns out, was prescient.