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Timeline Outline ViewEra: 2005 - 2010   |   Theme: Book History


The cover art for From Gutenberg to the Internet: A Sourcebook on the History of Information Technology by Jeremy Norman
"From Gutenberg to the Internet"
2005Reflections on the Transition from Hot Metal to Digital Typesetting October 5, 2005
J.K. Rowling
300,000,000 Printed Copies of Harry Potter
December 14, 2005
A cover of the journal Nature
The Wikipedia is Rated Nearly as Accurate as Encyclopedia Brittanica
2006 – January 19, 2012
The Springer logo
Springer Published 50,000 eBooks
April 2006
The Espresso Book Machine
The Espresso "On Demand" Book Machine
May 14, 2006
Kevin Kelly
"The entire works of humankind, from the beginning of recorded history, in all languages" would amount to 50 petabytes of data.
July 13, 2006 – September 30, 2010
The Rice University Press logo
Reborn Digital: The First Fully Digital University Press: A 3 Year Experiment in the United States
September 2006
The cover of Le Document a la Lumiere du Numerique
"The Document in the Digital Era" by Web-Footed
Circa September – October 2006
The Sony Reader PRS-500
The Sony Reader PRS-500 is Introduced
Circa December 2006U.S. Publishers Sell 3.1 Billion Books 2007
The cover art of Preserving Digital Information by Henry M. Gladney
A Printed Book on Preserving Digital Information
The Gutenberg Bible
More than 4.7 Billion Bibles Were Been Printed Between 1455 and 2007
2007No More than 10,000,000 Unique Editions before 1900 2007
The Book Industry Study Group logo
Sales of Books in America in 2007
Robert Darnton
976,000 New Book Titles Published in 2007
November 5, 2007 – 2008
Anthony Grafton
Anthony Grafton's "Codex in Crisis"
November 19, 2007
The Amazon logo
The Amazon Kindle is Introduced
November 19, 2007Kindle Direct Publishing Introduced June 2008Encyclopedia Brittanica Will Include Wiki-Style Collaboration October 2008 – March 2012The Largest Atlas Ever Published as a Printed Book November 18, 2008
Cover of Tango with Cows, Vasily Kamensky.  Please click on image to view larger image.
"Tango with Cows" : A Virtual Exhibition
November 21, 2008"From Book Fluency to Screen Fluency, from Literacy to Visuality" December 2, 2008Probably the Most Expensive Single Volume Printed Edition Ever Published February 12, 2009"Google and the Future of Books" May 5, 2009Increasing Sales of Digital Books (eBooks) May 6, 2009Larger Version of the Amazon Kindle Introduced July 6, 2009Virtual Reunification of the Codex Sinaiticus July 22, 2009USA Today Adds eBook Sales to its Bestsellers List August 2009The Overlap of Innovation and Tradition in the 15th Century Media Revolution September 14, 2009Darnton's Case for Books: Past, Present and Future October 2009The First Historical Thesaurus in Any Language October 3, 2009Google CEO Eric Schmidt On Newspapers & Journalism October 7, 2009eBook Sales Represent 1.6% of Book Sales December 2009Convergence of Media: Packaging Blu-ray Discs in Books December 23, 2009The Amazon Kindle is Hacked; eBook Digital Rights Management Cracked December 27, 2009eBooks Begin to Outsell Physical Books; 1.49 Million Kindles Sold? January 27, 2010Steve Jobs Introduces the iPad, the First Widely Sold Tablet Computer February 22, 2010The First Superman Comic Book sells for $1,000,000. April 5, 2010Probably the First Fully Visually Satisfying Interactive eBook April 7, 2010U.S. Book Sales in 2009: $23.9 Billion May 6, 2010General Statistics on the U.S. Book Publishing Industry June 2010Social Networking Added to Reading Electronic Books July 8, 2010Stanford's New Engineering Library Houses Few Physical Books July 19, 2010For the First Time E-books Outsell Digital Books on Amazon.com July 26, 2010The First Traditional Humanities Journal to Try "Open" Peer Review August 5, 2010Google Calculates That There are "129,864,880" Different Books in the World September 8, 2010eBook Edition Released Prior to Hardcover Edition September 19, 2010Possibly the First Academic Library with No Physical Books October 14, 2010 – April 2013Google Books Scanned More than 15 Million Books in 6 Years and More than 30 Million in 9 Years December 9, 2010Bestsellers on eBook Readers: Romance Novels December 13, 2010The Digital Public Library of America December 16, 2010An Interactive Pop-Up Children's Book App for the iPhone & iPad December 23, 2010eBooks Represent 9-10% of Trade-Book Sales