There are a few very interesting (and some long) pieces on the current publishing business model and the way that it will need to adapt and change in order to survive.
- Michael Nielson’s long post on how publishing is failing and how smart parts of publishing can reinvent itself. It’s definitely worth reading but it’s not an article that can be read and absorbed in one sitting.
- John Green talks about advances versus royalty rates. Like many a good blog post, the topic inspires many good comments.
- The Espresso Book Machine is becoming a favorite of patrons in an independent bookstore in Vermont but it’s used mostly to publish self published works.
- Chris Anderson and Malcolm Gladwell are arguing on the issue of free. Seth Godin weighs in.