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Kindle and the Future (if there is one) of Print Culture

March 4, 2009

Digital readers will save writers and publishing, even if they destroy the book business.

This prediction, and other points that are kinda-comforting for book lovers, can be found in this lengthy, but very worthwhile analysis at Slate‘s financial channel The Big Money.

In related news, here is a plea for revitalizing the endangered business of book reviewing.  I don’t think the author seriously believes a government bailout is in the offing, but doesn’t it seem as though there’s a market opportunity for reviewing books and culture as newspapers and magazines struggle?  Hmm…

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