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The end of the publishing industry as we know it [VIDEO]

Posted by andreaitis on March 16, 2010

This video is from the UK branch of Dorling Kindersley Books, a publisher that prides itself on creating “beautiful books.”  The video was used for an internal sales conference, and was such a hit that they posted it on YouTube.

Watch through to the end.  You’ll feel fine.*

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* You’ll feel fine for at least five minutes, when we remember that emotion and nostalgia won’t change the fact that it is, really, the end of the publishing industry as we know it.   It’s also, though,  the beginning of a new publishing industry with a different shape and feel, a model that will shift and change as we navigate to we-don’t-know-what-yet, a journey we take with trepidation and excitement and anticipation, knowing that – like newspapers –  it’s the words and images that deliver.  On paper, on screen, on device.  It’s the words and images that deliver.

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2 Responses to “The end of the publishing industry as we know it [VIDEO]”

  1. Fran Johns said

    That’s clever and I feel OK… Except for the fact that beautiful books, beautiful images, beautiful prose or poetry are not related so much to the beauty any more as to the bottom line. A lot of great books are falling through the cracks because they (or their authors) aren’t best sellers. So I think the exciting things will be the ideas that help these smaller, but still beautiful, words and images get published.

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