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How do we preserve quality literature with freedom of self publishing?

Someone asked this question recently on a networking site I frequent. And I\’ve seen a lot of people ask similar questions. They\’re good questions, asked by good people who have a love of good stories in their hearts. There\’s a fear that, without gatekeepers managing what is produced, tons and tons of badly written books […]

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Mike Shatzkin asks: what can publishers offer in digital publishing? A response.

Mike Shatzkin has just posted an excellent new article: \”Will book publishers be able to retain primacy as ebook publishers?\” Some snippets:   \”… I think we’re going to see a US market that is 80% digital for narrative text reading in the pretty near future: could be as soon as two years from now

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Mike Shatzkin asks: what can publishers offer in digital publishing? A response.

Mike Shatzkin has just posted an excellent new article: \”Will book publishers be able to retain primacy as ebook publishers?\” Some snippets:   \”… I think we’re going to see a US market that is 80% digital for narrative text reading in the pretty near future: could be as soon as two years from now

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Dear Macmillan and Harper Collins: Libraries are your Friends

Macmillan\’s president was recently quoted as saying \”“The fear is I get one library card and never have to buy a book again.” Random House has announced they will be limiting library loans of their ebooks to 26 loans, after which libraries will have to pay to license the books again. Boys, you\’re just not

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The Gatekeepers are dead…long live the Gatekeepers

No, I\’m not writing about Ghostbusters. There\’s a huge argument raging right now about gatekeeping for literature. About who gets to do it, how literature will survive without it, about \”what happens next?\” On one side, you\’ve got independent publishing authors, many of whom are singing \”ding, dong, the wicked Gatekeeper is dead!\” Publishers used

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