Sarah Hoyt expands on the shape of things to come in the publishing world: when people give away bookcases for free on CraigsList, and voracious readers give books away by the thousands, you know paper books will eventually acquire curio status except in some niche markets.
*This post is in its entirety a copy of a post just published at Mad Genius Club (under another title.) I don’t normally do this, but it’s such a long post, took me so much time (and I need to shower and write the paying stuff) and besides I think it will spark different discussion here, among mostly readers than there among mostly writers. Feel free to comment on both blogs, if you wish, the discussion will take different paths. I am shocked at how long this ran, but I think it needed to be said, and also available to refer to later, for good or ill.*
One of the puzzling things about the writing business, right now, is that “nobody knows anything” (or in proper vernacular “we don’t know nothing.”
So I am continuously puzzled watching indie authors who are doing better by an order of magnitude than any…
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