What is the future of publishing books given the rapid change in technology?

Books are here to stay as they have always been. The advantage of hard copy books is that they are portable, cheap and convenient. Hard copy books are easily accessed in  the rural areas where there is no access to online services.

Some people believe that as technology changes, hard copy books are set to become more expensive as they will be considered collectors’ items.

However, in many developing economies, as opportunities increase in the areas of education, politics, art or industry, the populations resort to books and other media to take advantage of such opportunities.