Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The book is dead -long live the ebook

The book is dead -long live the ebook:
"'Self-publishing saved my career and my sanity,' says Burns, who 'got tired of all the power resting in the hands of editors and agents who clearly had no affinity for work that carves a different path . . . now, new technologies like print-on-demand and blogging have placed more power and responsibility in authors' hands.'

When asked about the future of books, Burns says, 'I think in the next decade or two, the physical book will become more of a curio, like vinyl albums' and that people will mainly read on 'screens of various kinds.'"