Wednesday, December 16, 2009

A Sign of the e-Times


In case you have missed the sign posts along the way, here are some clues about the e-future:
Get the picture? No wonder the publishing industry is embattled...poor fat cats are losing money, and while it means authors are also losing money (think of the music industry a few years ago), I have to say I kind of enjoy the way Interweb technology makes profiteers scramble. In the meantime, if you find yourself feeling antsy, you're not alone.  Here's a little primer on e-book rights.  Might as well get familiar now.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is my fourth holiday season working at an independent bookstore. And it's the worst season I remember for BACKORDERS. Every single damn book anyone asks for -- because they heard about it on NPR, usually -- is unavailable. What up? Bad economy leading to smaller print runs, probably. But it also serves to shove people toward ebooks, which are never backordered....

Goodbye, job...