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The revolutionary process by which all books, old and new, in all languages, will soon be available digitally, at practically no cost for storage and…
The primary goal of publishing general fiction and non-fiction was never profit – though profit was essential to stay in the game. Publishing is a…
Editors and their authors seldom form deep friendships for the same reason that psychiatrists and their patients keep their distance: The relationship requires candor that…
Bookstores will not disappear but will exploit digital technologies to increase their virtual and physical inventories, and perhaps become publishers themselves.
By the mid 1970s, the great downtown bookstores had begun to disappear as their customers migrated from city to suburb where population density was too…
What is true for book publishing is true for civilization: the books that survive the test of time are humanity’s backlist, our collective memory.
The marketplace for books when I entered the business shortly after World War II consisted of a thousand or so well stocked independent booksellers in…
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