Tucker Max on the future of books
Here is a really interesting (but short) interview with Tucker Max – he’s the I Hope they Serve Beer in Hell guy – where he discusses the changes being seen in the publishing industry. I think he does a good job diagnosing many of the problems, and he seems to be on the right track with where the future could lead us too.
when we get companies that mix the professionalism of publishing services with the full breadth of creativity and complete artistic control by authors – that’s when the golden age will really begin.
Note that he is not, as many are, writing bookstores out the picture. People still like physical books – lots of people. They will continue to sell. Thus the real question isn’t who will be selling books in the future, it’s who will be publishing them?