Seth Godin on Book Publisher’s New Functions

This afternoon, I listened to Seth Godin’s 45 minute talk about now the economics of internet-based publishing and communication are changing book publishing.

In short – ebooks aren’t it.

In fact – it’s not actually about books at all.

It’s about connecting people to ideas. Where the publisher has the people and is continually looking for great ideas to present to them. Something a kin more to magazine publishing…or museum curation…or just plain being a person.

If you’ve spent anytime blogging or podcasting in the past few years – his arguments will be old hat to you. To some degree – they echoed the recommendations I gave a struggling, niche book publisher a few years ago…before they were sold.


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