Long Live Publishing
It’s interesting living in changing times, and being part of a changing industry. This could be thought of as related to the purported Chinese curse ‘May you live in interesting times’, but I prefer to put a postiive slant on things where possible. Recently I’ve had a couple of conflicting insights into the possible future of the publishing industry.
The most recent came last week when speaking to a customer at my day job. Although he was organising a purchase for his father in rural Dorset, he is in fact based in Los Angeles. When my boss asked him what he did out there, his reply was that he “used to be part of the music industry, but there pretty much isn’t a music industry any more.” This made me think about the paralells between the music and publishing industries. The music industry has somewhat forged the way, with the…
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