Thanks. I really appreciate that. If you go on Amazon, half the reviews say it is the worst book they have ever bought. I don't pay much attention to that as the criticisms are usually along these lines: the book doesn't have any Chinese script (everything has Chinese script); the book has no bus information (it is loaded with every option); the book is just standard tourist stuff (wtf?); the book has almost nothing on Taipei (the book has about 80 pages on Taipei). Etc.
Yeah, I would love to try the next edition. In some ways though it will depend on the company. Authors have much less freedom to shape the book and write what they want then they used to. So it may be best to go out on a high note.
Hannes: I think print still does well. There are a lot of places people don't want to be always whipping out their cell phones. And LP apps are still pretty basic. Ebooks are useless when you are on the ground. I do see some really disruptive apps coming in though very soon. One in particular I know is like a customizable Google Map which allows you to pin add pic/text/video to the map, and share it.
That said, for LP, the emphasis now is on the website which contains more sites and reviews than the books. Oh and LP hasn't been targetting young travelers exclusively for over a decade. The books are heavily geared toward midrange travellers now.