Monday, June 04, 2007

Book Expo illustrates how publishers are adjusting to print vs. digital

Link to the story in the NY Times, through the title to this post. This is why I was at the Times' website to see the very new post about the Guantanamo cases. The article covers the Book Expo held last weekend in NY City.

But in what has become another rite of the BookExpo in recent years, the industry continued to grapple with its evolving techno-future with a mixture of enthusiasm, anxiety and a whiff of desperation.

“I think there is going to be a lot of sturm and drang before we figure this out,” said Eamon Dolan, editor in chief of Houghton Mifflin. “There is a huge undertaking ahead. It is going to be rocky.”
This is not really news to librarians, who have been working through the same process, perhaps faster and maybe with less anxiety (we don't live on the thin edge of profitability, most of us, as entrepreneurs).

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