“…general trade publisher of 2007 must have a plan to change over the next decade or two if they want to survive…”
This has been said, almost a year ago, by my old friend Mike Shatzkin in a remarkable address at last year’s BookExpo America in New York, which include very practical suggestions as to what publishers and booksellers can do.
Here are 2 more quotes:
“It seems intuitively that the explosion of reading on screens — which has happened — will ultimately result in ebook reading on screens, but exactly how is not evident yet.”
“In fact, books will be among the last. That’s not something for us to be proud of as an industry.”