Books Don't Want to Be Free: How Publishing Escaped the Cruel Fate of Other Culture Industries
January 22, 2014
If you’re in the business of selling journalism, moving images, or music, you have seen your work stripped of value by the digital revolution. Translate anything into ones and zeroes, and it gets easier to steal and harder to sell at a sustainable price. Yet people remain willing to fork over a decent sum for books, whether in print or in electronic form.
By Evan Hughes