For my topic I would like to look at how new technology is impacting the publishing world and specifically how the Kindle has impacted it. The analysis would begin with a discussion on how selling books worked before the Kindle. This would mean looking at the forerunners of book selling such as Borders, Barnes and Noble, Amazon, and others. I would specifically look at how Amazon prepared for the Kindle and how they first became a leader in book selling. The next would be to show the Kindle and the explosion that occurred with Amazon. With this new technological change came a whole new idea on how to read/buy/publish books. I would focus on the creation of ebooks and how this started to change the publishing world. The next step would be to look at how this impacted the industry. I would look at competitors and see their reactions to the Kindle. My major focus would be on how Borders failed to change with Barnes and Noble changed in time to possibly compete with Amazon and the Kindle. Finally, the last point would be to look at how having ebooks is changing the way things are done and the impact the Kindle will have in the future, especially in terms of content. This revolution will impact publishers and consumers but also authors, and not always for the better.