Is the book dead? Well, yes and no: Booking the future | open Democracy News Analysis

Is the book dead? Can the Six Sisters of publishing rescue books? Will publishers find a new profit model? Can bookstores survive the internet? Can writers make a living? What about e-books? Is Kindle the beginning and end of the revolution? Will Google Books be literature’s savior or executioner? Where does Scribd.com fit in?

A prediction piece illustrating how “netboox” will take over the publishing industry. A balanced utopian/dystopian vision of a plausible near future. I like the bookstore cafe bar copyshop performance-space convergence.

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