More Thoughts on the Future of Book Publishing

By the emails I have received to my last post, I think it might be helpful to clarify a few items. First, despite my attention-grabbing title, I do not actually anticipate the death of traditional book publishing—at least not anytime soon. However, even a 5-10 percent reduction in sales would have a significant negative impact on the publishing Read More

The Death of Traditional Book Publishing

In 2000 or so, Microsoft launched Reader, a simple software application designed to enable users to read books on their computers. Most of us in the book publishing world braced for what we thought would be a major shift in our industry. It didn’t happen. In recent years, it has become fashionable to defend the traditional Read More