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The Future of The Book

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Perhaps I am dangerously optimistic, but I believe we are entering the book publishing industry at a very dynamic and historically significant time. The book is not dying and will never die. The changes that the digital age is bringing to book publishing is very possibly a blessing disguised as a threat. Yes, I think traditional print book publishing will shrink for a while but it does not scare me. Yes, I believe large companies will continue to merge and dominate the market for at least the next decade. Yes, I believe retail giants will continue to threaten the prosperity of independent booksellers. But I don’t believe these things will last forever or even for our lifetimes. People crave creativity. People need diversity to thrive and will seek it even under the worse of circumstances. Ultimately, it is the consumer who dictates the markets.

I believe that the ebook revolution…

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