The Death of Books, Newspapers, Apple Pie and Everything?

By Geoff Hoff Everyone is talking about the death of books and of traditional publishing and publishers. We watched newspapers struggle in the wake of information readily available on the Internet, now we’re seeing publishing houses scramble in the wake of Amazon’s print-on-demand and AuthorCentral services, etc. I had a conversation about this with a friend of mine and thought I’d share some of what we discussed with you.  My friend had been in the newspaper biz and lost his job, perhaps because of the downsizing of his paper, perhaps for other reasons, and the whole thought of the possible … Continue reading