Forbes on the State of Books

Forbes has an interesting, if fluffy, special report on “books and the future of publishing” (via Jeff Jarvis). Highlights include:

  • Dave Egger’s Small Notion: “‘We’re making mistakes on every level of the spectrum that mistakes can be made on,’ says McSweeney’s editor Horowitz. ‘But our audience is really forgiving of mistakes, too.'” (Joe Hagan)
  • Giving It Away: “I’ve been giving away my books ever since my first novel came out, and boy has it ever made me a bunch of money.” (Cory Doctorow)
  • Stop Worrying About Copyrights: “File-sharing has already eaten into music and film industry sales… and publishing is as likely a victim. But, oddly, that isn’t how things are working out.” (Jonathan Enfield)

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