Saturday, June 02, 2007

Digital Books - 'End of the Gutenberg Supply Chain'

Amazing report from BookExpo America this week.
First line says it all ("John Updike would not be pleased.").

The whole book world may not be pleased.
Read on.

Waxing Philosophical, Booksellers Face the Digital
Published: June 4, 2007, New York Times

John Updike would not be pleased.

Google and Microsoft had large presences at BookExpo America. [
Nicole Bengiveno/The New York Times]

“This could replace the entire supply chain that has been in existence since Gutenberg,”
--Jason Epstein, the former editorial director of Random House on the Espresso Book Machine

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