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The Failure of the Music Industry to Harness the Digital Revolution

Given the articles that are floating around the web from sites like Booksquare.com and the Caren Johnson Literary Agency, I thought this book review was particularly pertinent.  

Steve Knopper has penned "Appetite for Self-Destruction" which recounts the relinquishment of control of the music industry to Apple because the music industry failed to appreciate and take advantage of the digital revolution.  

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com

3 Comments

  1. MoJo
    Jan 07, 2009 @ 10:46:37

    Steve Knopper has penned “Appetite for Self-Destruction” which recounts the relinquishment of control of the music industry to Apple because the music industry failed to appreciate and take advantage of the digital revolution.

    Yet Apple is conspicuously absent in the e-books game. Ironic much?

  2. Jane
    Jan 07, 2009 @ 10:50:25

    @MoJo Why do you find that ironic?

  3. dotty
    Jan 07, 2009 @ 22:54:36

    Steve Jobs has said more than once that he doesn’t think enough people read books for Apple to be interested in them.

    “It doesn't matter how good or bad the product is, the fact is that people don't read anymore,” he said. “Forty percent of the people in the U.S. read one book or less last year. The whole conception is flawed at the top because people don't read anymore.”

    Quote from Steve Jobs in the NYT Jan 08, discussing the Amazon Kindle.

    I wouldn’t hold your breath waiting for Apple to take an interest in ebooks. I really hope I’m wrong as thats pretty much all I read nowdays.

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