E-books ready to open chapter one

Another day, Another Prediction the electronic book may finally have arrived. This time from Australia

Two of the biggest publishers in Britain, Random House and Hachette, are ready to offer downloadable titles by some of their top writers, including Ian McEwen and Delia Smith.

Australian publishers are bracing for the generational shift in how we read our books. Generation Y is already screen-literate and ready to make the jump, but for many older readers it is still a leap too far.