Wednesday, August 04, 2010

"Readers want books"

"We live in an age when data is abundant and content is free. Synthesis and analysis are not. A book provides a reader what they cannot get for free. It provides a symphony of words. The composer/author arranges an argument or story in way that is engaging, pleasing, infuriating, fascinating, and in a way that can only be truly or effectively delivered as a book. Various enhancements might supplement this experience, but they will not supplant it.
Fragmented information is everywhere. Elaborate, composed, immersive information is not. It’s in books. As publishers, we are about books."
Joel J. Miller, författare och redaktör, slår ett slag för boken och bokförläggarens uppgift i dessa tider.

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