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Thursday, January 7, 2010

2020 Foresight

Former publisher Richard Nash, one of the many prognosticators about the future of books, has some dire predictions for the next decade, but even he thinks long-form narrative will survive in some manifestation. I do worry though. Will anyone other than long-form writers and people stuck on the subway (assuming they don't have internet on the A Train) still have the attention span to absorb pages and pages of text?

Check out his posting: http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/publishing/richard_nash_book_publishing_10_years_in_the_future_147747.asp

1 comment:

  1. Of course we must also remember that the number of people who read serious books has always been fairly small--compared, say, to the number of people who watch TV. Even a bad TV show attracts many more viewers than the number of people who buy the average best-selling book.