The Holmberg and the Writer get together to discuss the inevitable coming of ebooks. This all stems from a thread on the Spooky Outhouse forums.
We start about talking about music. You knew it was going to come up, so we take care of it right away.
Piracy and why ebooks are now viable.
The inconvenience of living in a market transition. What do you do when you own a book in paper but you want it digitally?
Point of view: what is a book to a reader, a writer, and a publisher. Here are some of the things consumers should take into account. Here are some of the things the industry should consider. Let’s all work together, eh?
The Big 6 of Publishing: Random House, Simon and Schuster, Penguin, Macmillan, HarperCollins, and the Hatchett Group. Will they survive the transition to digital publishing? Do they have relevance when paper isn’t involved in books?
Organic growth, market share, and why ebooks are a certainty. Here is the projection graph for 2010 sales that Joe mentioned.
What happens when a book doesn’t sell
Want to learn more about the industry? Look into Pimp My Novel, Nathan Bransford, Janet Reid, Kristin Nelson, GalleyCat, Publishers Weekly, Publisher’s Lunch, and others. There is a lot of information out there.