Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Oh, no ...

... The End of Books—This Time for Sure! � Commentary Magazine. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

... to declare that books have no real future is not the same as pronouncing the death of the “commercial structure undergirding our previous method of story delivery,” as he calls it — the corporate publishing model, with a single large company in control of all post-production aspects of literature (manuscript acceptance, editing, printing, distribution, advertising). As I’ve said before, it is a vulgar error to confuse the decline of publishing with anything else, including premature announcements of the book’s demise.

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