RARA-AVIS: possibly the biggest publishing story of the year

From: Eric Chambers (nqexile@yahoo.com.au)
Date: 11 Jan 2010

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          Dave.Zeltserman@gmail.com  wrote:

    >The ramifications for this are enormous. A mega-bestselling writer >signing an exclusive deal with amazon/kindle. It's sure looking like
    the >publishers of the future aren't going to be Random House, Knopf, Simon >& Shuster, Little Brown, etc., but amazon/kindle, bn.com, Walmart, >Target, etc.

    If memory serves, 'The 7 habits' came pre-loaded with Windows 98 when that was state-of-the-art.

    Covey is very good at associating what he does with new technology. Yes, publishing is going to change. That's the nature of the beast. Nobody writes scrolls on papyrus any more for good reason, but let's not get too carried away. It's still too early to know exactly just where its all going. When the dust clears, whats left standing will probably be the the last format anyone expects. Remember the paperless office?      


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