The Continuing Debate Over the Death of Books

This morning, I read Laura Miller's article (see here) on the future of print books and the survival of traditional publishing. She referenced Evan Hughes' story in Wired magazine, “Book Publishers Scramble to Rewrite Their Future”. While she believed his story was factually correct, she disagreed with his interpretation that traditional publishers could be up a creek. … Continue reading The Continuing Debate Over the Death of Books

Amazon and the Great Big Wide World of Publishing

I recently read an article in a magazine lamenting the "defection" of a name author from traditional publishing to the industry killer, Amazon. Okay, I'm exaggerating slightly. No one referred to Amazon as a killer and the name author is not technically self-publishing but instead going with Amazon's publishing arm, Thomas & Mercer. But the … Continue reading Amazon and the Great Big Wide World of Publishing