When A Book Simply Doesn’t Need To Be

February 8th, 2006 · No Comments
by Booksquare

We encountered a bit of radical and bit of paranoid this morning. Naturally, that intrigued us. A theory that not all books need to be put into book form coupled with the worry that digitizing content might lead to controlling access. How much fun is that?

Publishers, someday, you are going to look back at those words and see the beginning of the beginning. Why do all books have to be in printed, bound format/ Especially those books designed to capture the pop personality of the moment? These are not books designed to sit on shelves, to be picked up, reread, passed between friends, shared among generations. There are many books that are the literary equivalent of paper napkins. I say start with the genre known as celebrity autobiographies (and I use the prefix “auto” advisedly).

File Under: The Future of Publishing