Writing Can Be Murder

November 25, 2008

The sky is falling, or the bottom is falling out of the publishing world

Filed under: Uncategorized — love2wryte @ 6:18 am

So the news that Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has “temporarily stopped acquiring manuscripts” across its trade and reference divisions has thrown the publishing world into a tizzy.
http://www.publishersweekly.com/arti…?desc=topstory

Everyone knows the publishing industry (like pretty much every other industry) is taking a pounding, but I predict that soon people will be saying that “Now is the time that ebooks will come into their own.”

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4 Comments »

  1. Oh, the gloom and doom…thanks, Harcourt, for ensuing panic. We ‘ppreciate ya!

    Comment by colbymarshall — November 25, 2008 @ 9:21 am | Reply

  2. As much as I’m one for sustainability, which e-books support, there’s just something about the flip of a page that you just can’t replace with the click of a button. This publishing pounding saddens me greatly…

    Comment by Karen — November 25, 2008 @ 9:12 pm | Reply

  3. Colby — Just in time for the joyous holiday season!

    Karen — I agree. You can’t fold the pages of an ebook. (can you?)

    Comment by love2wryte — November 26, 2008 @ 12:32 am | Reply

  4. *gasp* /Fold/ the pages? You mean dog-ear the corners? Oh, the horror! (Personally, I can never bear to crease a book like that… It horrifies me when my best friend opens his paperbacks to almost flat-out)

    And no. No you can’t. Though I assume you can get one with some form of flip-page animation as it changes pages… My gramma’s just automatically snaps to the next page.

    Comment by Karen — November 27, 2008 @ 1:21 am | Reply


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