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The way forward for books is coming, however it’s coming slowly

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This week on Technotopia I had the chance to talk Laura Dawson, an knowledgeable on all issues publishing and the longer term host of a podcast devoted to ISBNs. To say that she has her finger on the heart beat of the publishing world is an understatement.

Dawson is aware of the ins and outs of the massive homes and she or he understands how they assume. Apparently, nearly each writer is effectively conscious of the significance of metadata and the publishing business – reasonably than being the benighted business all of us count on it to be – is kind of excessive tech. The unhealthy information? There gained’t be a lot change within the business for the foreseeable future. Dawson, for her half, expects to see main modifications occur inside a decade at greatest, though the vagaries of e-book gross sales are undoubtedly dashing up that timeline.

Dawson agrees that publishing is just a little sluggish however she thinks books will nonetheless be round for a very long time – in some type. She’s most excited in regards to the means to attach books collectively – one thing that followers of the WWW may discover acquainted – however much less like hyperlinks and extra like the power to maneuver via information seamlessly from thought to thought. It’s heady stuff.

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