Emma Watson was one of the most sought after talent for Amazon as it transitioned from e-books to books.
She was the one who created the “Mockingbird” books series and was a star in the movie “Hacksaw Ridge.”
Her books were the best-selling of the year in 2015 and 2016.
In 2017, she took a leave of absence from Amazon to focus on her book project “Ebooks in Danger.”
The project was to digitize more than 100,000 books from around the world.
Watson took time off to dedicate to the project, helping Amazon with the digitization of some books, as well as digitizing others.
“It was my passion, it was my mission, and it was something that I wanted to do, so I decided to take some time off and dedicate myself to it,” Watson said.
“I think that that is the key to it being successful.”
When Watson was asked by a reporter why she wasn’t using her time for e-book projects, she responded, “I would love to be a part of it, but I am not going to get into that.
I am just going to concentrate on my project.”
The digital revolution is changing how we work, read and share information, but it also makes it difficult for writers to capture the essence of a book.
As the world becomes more connected, we can no longer rely on books to tell us what we should do or who we should be, Watson said during a Q&A session at the TED conference.
This is why, Watson continued, there are so many book publishers working on e-readers.
She’s not the only one.
But, Watson added, it’s important to remember that we all need to be involved in these things.
“We have a really powerful story that has to be told, and that story has to resonate with people and it has to move the needle for a lot of people,” she said.
If you are interested in learning more about Watson’s book project or have a question about e-reader technology, you can email her at [email protected]