The uptake of e-book readers has suddenly proliferated and 2010 has proved to be a milestone year for a consumer led boom in e-books and e-readers. What does this imply for publishers, libraries, booksellers, all being threatened by an emerging business model ? This conference will explore these technologies, the associated services and the possible impact on the traditional businesses of publications and their exploitation. Should libraries start supplying e-books as downloads as some are ? Should publishers seek out new formats and markets for publications ? Where does it leave library suppliers ? And what about academia, where every student may soon have an electronic notepad and fail to understand why their course material isn’t already in e-format.