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The wolf is falling!

(get it? get it?)

Anyway, this is just depressing. So many details of it...

http://nymag.com/news/media/50279/

THE END: The book business as we know it will not be living happily ever after. With sales stagnating, CEO heads rolling, big-name authors playing musical chairs, and Amazon looming as the new boogeyman, publishing might have to look for its future outside the corporate world.


Brilliant article, and I'm just halfway through it.

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tallaudrey
Sep. 25th, 2008 12:33 am (UTC)
Ah, but here is a reply which makes one think that there may well be a trampoline for the wall to fall upon :-) http://booksquare.com/its-only-the-end-of-rose-colored-glasses/
kaolinfire
Sep. 25th, 2008 01:05 am (UTC)
Thanks for that. Makes me wonder what the poster--and most folks in the comments--would think of GUD. I didn't see the NY article as quite so "just literary" as Kassia's take on it--but I also didn't recognize most of the names involved, on the publishing end, so I could have missed a lot there. I did notice the bash on Danielle Steel's writing, but felt that that was just one segment of the piece (and it stuck out as an odd thumb).

As a bit of a tangent from that--I do think that the book world could do with more celebrities--at least as an attraction for more readers, they're a sight more pleasant than spam. ;) I know that in-world there are plenty of them, but they don't seem to break the fourth wall much. Then again, I could have skewed perceptions on that.

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