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The End of the World

As Wall Street burns up, New York Magazine comes out with an article called "The End of the Book Business".

It's inconclusive - only saying what those of us in the business are already saying - things cannot continue as they are:

The kind of targeted, curated lists editors would love to publish will work even better in an electronic, niche-driven world, if only the innovators can get them there. Those owners who are genuinely interested in the industry’s long-term survival would do well to hire scrappy entrepreneurs at every level, people who think like underdogs.
I'm tackling this in more depth in The Big Picture tomorrow. You can sign up to get it delivered to you free here.
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