I was just reading elsewhere of someone reading in the bathtub who
dropped his Nook and has thus lost his library. I am certain I'd
misplace an e-reader just the way I now misplace a book every now and
then, if not drown it in bathwater, and that's one of my eleven or so
reasons for lack of interest in an electronic reading device.
Joy, just finished reading the wonderful Stalin's Ghost
On 8/7/2010 9:58 AM, hardcasecrime wrote:
>> 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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