by Stuart Crainer & Des Dearlove
The debate about the state and future of book publishing is long running. It tends to focus on ebooks and the economics of what many perceive as a dying industry. What tends to be forgotten is the thing itself: the book.
Truth be told, many of the books published in the business sphere are of poor quality. Often they are puffed up articles masquerading as books. Frequently, they are tediously self-aggrandizing. Many look to a rose-tinted past or overly celebrate the minor triumphs of particular companies.
Little is original, even less so . . .
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