My 2011 Essays

Here is a quick rundown my best writing from 2011 that has appeared across several sites.

The major theme is that book publishing is amidst a major transition. Bookstores don’t know how to compete. The media is overly prone to hyperbole. And your customers don’t know what a book is anymore.

The challenges I wrote about this year are still with us and I predict 2012 will be another year of similar upheaval, the final year of a five-year disruption that started in 2007 with Amazon’s introduction of the Kindle, peaked with the 2009 Macmillan/Amazon shootout, and in its wake has created Amanda Hocking and bankrupt Borders.

Here’s to more good times in the New Year.

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