Print Publishing’s Bastard Cousin
Looks like “old school” publishers and authors are continuing to struggle with the transition from print publishing to digital publishing.
At The National Book Awards last night, books were being celebrated, but eBooks not as much. The New Yorker’s Andy Borowitz called the eBooks, “The bastard cousin of the print book” and Patti Smith begged the audience not to give up physical books. In her winning speech she said, “There is nothing more beautiful in our material world than the book.” (eBookNewser)
The bastard cousin? Hmmm… I’m not quite sure how that works, but it’s a catchy epithet!