Here’s a quick round-up of some of the articles I’ve been reading on the whole ‘book industry’ future panic that’s going on. Mostly as a result of Amazon’s move into publishing. Which is the kind of smart capitalist move that makes a worldwide centralised marketplace so worrying. What’s Amazon worth, again – about USD$88 billion, isn’t it?
Sounds like another ‘accidental empires’ in the making. Can’t wait to read the book (she said, wryly).
The Bookstore’s Last Stand: Barnes & Nobel taking on Amazon in the fight of is life.
Amazon’s Hit Man: Larry Kirshbaum was the ultimate book industry insider – until Amazon called.
Confessions of a Publisher: “We’re in Amazon’s sights and They’re Going to Kill Us”
Ok, this next one is about television, but I still find it interesting in terms of organised fandom:
Farewell to an Unlikely Hero: Why ‘Chuck’ Packed Such a Potent Punch