If you're like me, you probably get an icy tingle down your spine every time someone mentions that THIS IS THE END OF PUBLISHING AS WE KNOW IT and that BOOKS ARE DOOMED.
I like books. I like the publishing industry. I would like to get to know the publishing industry better, if only it would return my calls (j/k).
After all, it's only my life long ambition to make my living as a writer! :P I have a vested interest.
So, when I saw this Huffington Post article this week, it made me smile.
Finally, someone defending the publishing industry in an intelligent fashion!
Take a look, guys--I'd love to hear what you think.
Steve Ross, former CEO of Harper Collins, makes some great points about e-book pricing I hadn't considered. What's to be done? It sounds like there's a reason there's a debate going on over Amazon's low low $9.99 price point, aside from E-BOOKS SIGNALLING THE DESTRUCTION OF ALL MANKIND. It's actually quite fascinating. I'm excited to see what happens!
It's nice to read a more optimistic (and I think perhaps, realistic) view point once in a while :).
What do you guys think? Doomed? Or just trying to adjust?