> (Or he may be contractually locked out from commenting.)
Nope. I'm free to comment.
> Dorchester's choice to go all-digital, all-POD is probably
> the harbinger of what we can expect to happen to the entire
> publishing industry.
I don't know -- that sounds a bit drastic to me. But who knows, you may be right. I like books. The physical objects. They mean something to me. But a previous generation probably really liked scrolls. They rolled up so neatly, y'know? And clay tablets surely had their fans.
I would guess we won't see the utter end of books in our lifetime, but they'll dwindle for sure.
I do think contracts are likely to change, though, to protect authors from the sort of rest-of-your-life land-grabs you describe.
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