Friday, May 01, 2009

Books are dead, long live Books!

Books are dead, long live Books! Publishing-wise, I believe we're going forwards (four-words?) into the future by heading rapidly into the past. It's going to be Small Press Realities vs MegaCorp McCrap Books Unlimited, and who gives a shit about 'Beach Books' anyways? Like locavores, we'll be reading esoteric art press books by folks we love, from our own little personal worlds from all over the real world.
In the future, like in the past, a 'library', full of excellent, well-handled tomes, will be cherished, special and small, not walls of books we'll never read that fill so many rooms today.
Whether it's the Expresso/Barista Publishing Gizmo,
or Electro-On-Line-Kinda-Kindlie,
or Set-It-Yourself Type in the Basement Bookies,
Books aren't dead.
Books live forever!

News, too.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amen Fred, I think the locavore analogy is apt. The existing structure has to shake out a bit to let the new systems take hold. The result needs to be increased quality. Saying this of course as a 15-yr vet of the industry and paramour of books.

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