Daily Archives: March 12, 2012

What does the future of publishing look like? – Guest Post by Hillary Peak


What does the future of publishing look like?

Recently, my husband and I rented “The Social Network.”  One of the things that struck me about the movie was the role Shawn Fanning (of Napster fame) played in the establishment of Facebook as the social networking tool.  Then it hit me—Amazon has done for books what Napster did for music.  Napster turned music on its ear (ha ha), pun intended.  Then Apple ran with the idea and gave the music industry a choice:  You can die or change.   No longer do we buy albums, we buy songs we like—all the songs we like for just a little over a dollar.

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