I feel like Publishing is in many ways very akin to the record industry. Both have a product that humans simply can’t live without, but are hemoraging money. The reason, is that music and text alike are taking a new route. No longer are journals the standard in research, now we use internet databases to search for pdfs. Books even have fallen victim to the rise of the Kindle, Nook, and several other E-Book readers. While Publishing at one time was this huge chunk of our fiction and information, now it feels like much like how the internet robbed record companies of their once monopoly on the format of music, publishers and the physical medium as a whole are forced to find synergy with the digital age or die.


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