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The Future of Books.


http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/booksblog/2012/jan/26/future-of-books-today

This is a great little article in which we get to hear Neil Gaiman’s thoughts on the future of books. He gives traditional publishing about 5 to 10 more years, but like the most of us see more books being created. He then draws a comparison with what happened to the music industry by saying, “There are fewer rock stars travelling the world in their private jets than there were in the old days, but there’s a lot more good music.”

Publishing is certainly heading for new and turbulent times as they sort out how to properly handle the e-reader revolution, but at least for the moment more people are getting published. We may lose our bestsellers but it looks like we are gaining so much more.

Photo from http://darwinslibrary.com/2010/04/evolution-not-extinction/

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Posted by on January 27, 2012 in News

 

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Neil Gaiman Presents…


http://journal.neilgaiman.com/2011/10/neil-gaiman-presents-is-open-for.html
I’m a huge fan of audio books and of Neil Gaiman, which is why I was thrilled when I learned that Audible has offered Neil Gaiman (Author of American Gods and Good Omens) a record label so he can produce an audiobook versions of books that he loves.
This looks like a great little project and I’m currently downloading The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette Break as I type this post. I look forward to seeing more great books brought to us by this titan of modern fantasy.
To see a full list of the Neil Gaiman Presents line click here 

 
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Posted by on January 25, 2012 in News

 

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