Sensible and interesting predictions for the future of publishing


3 Responses to “Sensible and interesting predictions for the future of publishing”

  1. Julian Bond says:

    9. Amazon (and a few others) will provide print on demand services to publishers, while publishers will engage in a huge project to digitise their entire back catalogues. This will finally put an end to copyright holders using copyright terms to keep content out of the market via limited print runs, remaindering and pulping of niche books. And I’ll finally be able to buy a new copy of Bruce Sterling-Islands in the Stream, Marc Laidlaw-Dad’s Nuke and Fillippo-Ciphers, among others. That one’s got a chance of happening.

    10. The Kindle Mk3 will be good enough to use and the industry will agree on a common non-DRM format so that hardware competition will get the reader price down below $50. Non-DRM ebooks will become the norm as more and more authors/publishers start listening to Cory. Sadly, this is all very unlikely.

  2. Justin Watt says:

    There’s something not quite right with a *former* publisher offering predictions on the future of the publishing industry.

  3. matisse says:

    I agree: Humans will always love a good story. Stories/memory/narrative are part of what it means to be human.

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