Here’s an interesting blog from the nytimes.com yesterday about what the very near future of book publishing might look like.
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Yes, it’s definitely a nice synthesis of where things look like they’ll be over the coming few years, though one rather important thing to note it’s much more about writing, and reading, not really at all about publishing, that is, the activity that mediates between the two…
I think it’s closer than the coming few years. I’d say the coming few months
And that is interesting, that it’s not about publishing…….though publishers are hopefully taking note!
Loved the point about the introductions: – Since book introductions are given away free, they “will, no doubt, be written more to entice readers to buy the whole book. Clearly, we are in store for the return of the cliffhanger.”
Does anyone know how many people actually own a Kindle?
In the beginning was the WORD. Not the BOOK. I believe that story, writers and readers will survive. But the rest is in play.
If ya can hold readers for 10 pages – then give ‘em a big WHAMMO – before they link to something else… they’ll come back for your next 10! Repeat as often as necessary, which is every 10 pages!
(Debbie… only try the deep-fried Cheetos wrapped in wild pig if you’re really hungry and that naked New York City guitar playin’ cowboy dude ain’t passin’ ‘em out)!
Haste yee back
Hate to be a shallow snob, but I will not consider buying a Kindle when it looks like a Gateway PC circa 1986.