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Roland Gesthuizen

What Is a Book? The Definition Continues to Blur: Tech News and Analysis « - 45 views

  • a whole series of ongoing attempts to reimagine the entire industry of writing and selling books. If you’re an author, it’s a time of incredible chaos, but also incredible opportunity.
  • a market where Amazon is already publishing what it calls “Singles,” or short book-length publications that virtually anyone can produce.
  • author Barry Eisler, after publishing a number of books through the traditional route, said recently he’s going to start self-publishing, because he will have more control over the process and will keep more of the revenue.
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    "It used to be so easy to define what a book was: a collection of printed pages bound inside a cover (hard or soft) that you could place on a shelf in your library, or in a store. Now, there are e-books, and blogs that turn into books, and long pieces of journalism that are somewhere between magazine articles and short books"
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    Good article that notes the increase of self-publication with eBooks that can be purchased from Amazon
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