Will remain stimulated by industry leads the efforts of e-book publishers and distributors, who seek to transform the exceptional situation of reading in front of the screen into an ordinary and common practice. One way to think of an answer is to ask industry leads ourselves if the efforts made in some countries, for example in Brazil, to bring readers to the digital world, efforts that translate into the free distribution discounts on your purchase (on the basis that the e-book is easier to access, has a lower price and that it solves the problems, if not of the edition, at least of the distribution industry leads of the books), outline the future situation.
And also ask ourselves if industry leads people after the pandemic are going to resist the temptation of the "click" that allows them to buy books, without paying attention to the open bookstores again, if they are going to continue to prefer reading books, industry leads magazines or electronic newspapers before their printed form. Yes, in short, this tendency to be satisfied with reading the texts available in the digital universe, without worrying about industry leads finding the printed version in bookstores or libraries, will survive. This is the fundamental challenge for the future of readings.
Consequences To industry leads propose a conclusion, and to reject –or try not to make it a reality– the idea of a total and entirely digital reading, I want to underline some possible consequences of this promised, desired or feared transformation. The first industry leads consequence would be economic. In an article published in April 2020 in La Vanguardia , from Barcelona, Jorge Carrión underlined the fact that the pandemic makes the powerful more industry leads powerful and the rich richer. It was clearly a reference to the enormous benefit that large companies such as Amazon, Facebook or Google derive from the crisis.