Simon has written a piece for UK bookish blog, The Book Shed in which he manages not to swear while detailing some recent developments in book futures from an Australian perspective.
In this line of work, it is sometimes difficult to avoid grand sweeping pronouncements. I understand that. When someone asks you a question on book futures and the truth takes twenty minutes just to get a sense of the industry’s complexity, it’s tempting to dismiss them with the equivalent of “Kill them all, the Lord will recognise His own”, just so you can get to lunch on time.
“Look, the book’s dead, alright? Where are those sandwiches?”
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