Thursday, January 29, 2009

Counterweight to Publishing's Chicken Littles

The sky is falling! Just this week we have:
  • major layoffs at Publishers Weekly
  • the demise of Washington Post "Book World" as a stand-alone section
  • "voluntary retirements" at HarperCollins
  • and for good measure, a monster storm in the Northeast
Novelist Jason Pinter provides a welcome tonic for all this on his blog by asking:
What is one thing you would do to change book publishing for the better?
See the (mostly) intelligent responses in The Future of Publishing.

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