Old and New. One thing I like about this picture is how it highlights the real and significant impact of digital on publishing. The book section seen in the background of this photo is know as the Bargain Section. It is filled with overstock inventory remaindered at bargain closeout prices. These are books that would be otherwise pulped and destroyed. All of them could be contained in the little glowing device in the foreground and not an ounce of paper wasted. Not a digital word declared out of print because sales volume didn’t justify a reprinting.
The problem is that there is a huge percentage of the business of traditional publishing centered on the waste of getting content through the distribution pipeline. Remainders to secondary markets, used bookstores, foreign rights sales, are all branches that break the fall of bad decisions. As digital publishing develops and matures these branches one by one are cut off and with each misstep the fall becomes faster and faster. ~ eP
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