|04-19-2010, 10:16 PM||#1|
Join Date: Dec 2008
Device: Kindle PW2, Fire HDX, and Samsung Tab S
Harvard Business School:Close of a Chapter in Publishing
From my DH-he doesn't read ebooks, but knows I am a fanatic.
"That groan you heard was from dozens of book publishers across the United States, reeling from yet another onslaught [iPad] against their bread and butter: the paper book. First it was Books on Tape, followed by books on phones, and then the king of business model killers, Amazon.com's Kindle."
"Traditional trade book publishers are scared," says Harvard Business School professor Peter Olson. "The world that they have known, of print books and brick-and-mortar bookstores—the whole physical distribution system—is on the cusp of changing fundamentally."
Olson has a particularly informed view of the issue. Before arriving at HBS in 2008, he was CEO of Random House.
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