December 11, 2008
Gleick on the Authors Guild Settlement with Google
Can publishers still make money on books in light of the Authors Guild settlement? In How to Publish Without Perishing, James Gleick suggests that the publisher's product [books] has a chance at "a new life: as a physical object, and as an idea, and as a set of literary forms." As Google digitizes all the worlds books, Gleick contends that there's money still to be made with a good old fashion idea: "a book, printed in ink on durable paper, acid-free for longevity, is a thing of beauty. Make it as well as you can. People want to cherish it."
For more information on the settlement, see LLB's earlier post Google Reaches Tentative Settlement of Book Search Copyright Class Action. [RJ]
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