The Future of the Book

In today’s interview with Salon.com book critic Laura Miller, Bob referenced a few articles on publishing you might find interesting.  Here are the links to:

 

Nicholas Carr’s article in The Atlantic titled “Is Google Making Us Stupid?”  This is one of those articles that feels like someone discovered  your dirty little secret.  If you’ve wondered in the past few years if you are the only one who has a harder time reading long passages of texts, here is your answer. 

 

Cory Doctorow’s monthly column in Publishers Weekly charting his adventures in publishing.

 

The National Endowment for the Arts 2009 study on the rise of adult’s reading literature (which is not the same as a rise in adult literacy).  The NEA classifies “literature” as novels, short stories, plays or poems.