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The future of publishing

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The future of publishing

Post by Ludmilla » Thu October 6th, 2011, 7:42 pm

Saw this youtube video posted on a blog and thought posters here might be interested in it.

Stick with it, it does something interesting at the middle:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Weq_sHxg ... ety_mode=1

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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Thu October 6th, 2011, 8:48 pm

I definitely think reading in all forms is on the upswing. And the global literacy rate is continually rising, especially in English, although translating from one language to another is getting exponentially easier.

Its the publishing industry of the last century that I think is vanishing faster than the Yankee Trader faced with a Sears Roebuck mail-order catalog.

Figuring out how to struggle out of the slush pile when it is not confined to an agent or editor's office, but knee-deep around the internet -- that's the problem.

I suppose writers are going to have to work even harder and get much much better.

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