No printing and shipping, and no advances!
Maybe publishing will survive after all.
Then again, if you can have publishing without paper and without money, why not publishing without publishers?
You can turn a Word document on your hard drive into a self-published novel on Amazon's Kindle store in about five minutes
Daniel Suarez, a software consultant in Los Angeles, sent his techno-thriller Daemon to 48 literary agents.
No go, so he self-published instead.
Bit by bit, bloggers got behind Daemon.
Eventually Penguin noticed and bought it and a sequel for a sum in the high six figures.
"I really see a future in doing that," Suarez says, "where
agencies would monitor the performance of self-published books, in a sort of Darwinian selection process, and see what bubbles
to the surface. I think of it as crowd-sourcing the manuscript-submission process."
More books, written and read by more people, often for little or no money, circulating in a wild diversity of forms
Electronic books aren't bound by physical constraints, and they'll be patchable and updatable, like software.
Novels will compete to hook you in the first paragraph and then hang on for dear life.
The books of the future may not meet all the conventional criteria for literary value that we have today, or any of them.
But if that sounds alarming or tragic, go back and sample the righteous zeal with which people despised novels when they first
They thought novels were vulgar and immoral.
And in a way they were, and that was what was great about them: they shocked and seduced people into new ways of thinking.
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