Monday, April 12, 2010

Whining, Whining, and More Big Publishing Whining

From GizModo
Ebooks, iPads, And The Terrifying Death Of The Dust Jacket
By John Herrman on April 1, 2010 at 12:31 AM

So, basically, the implicit question is: How will people ever know what to buy, if not by craning their necks to see what the cute girl across the subway car is reading? And who will compensate the publishing industry for this lack of free advertising, which they are entitled to? The answers: We’ll be fine; and shut up.

Yes, people who would have otherwise purchased a book because they saw three people reading it at Starbucks may not purchase said book. But they might purchase another book, because they saw it on their buddies’ Twitter feeds, or because iTunes spat out some kind of automated recommendation for you that’s actually grounded in data, beyond your 20-person, Dan-Brown-biased coffee shop sample group.

Read full article Here.


Terry Norman said...

Honest post, the porblem is that there are too many spin doctors - dang! what ever happened to good ol' wholesome self-intelligence. peer pressure is worse in adults than teens.

Cheryl Anne Gardner said...

Agreed. I am so sick of the one sided commentary from the Traditional Publishing Industry claiming all the ways that ebooks are villanous.

As that article points out, it's nonsense.