Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Opinion Piece #8 ~ Requiem for Beauty or Beast?

Pic by G.W. aka P.A. ~ Cover of a book I read over the Easter holidays.
It closes with the words:
For there is another darkness coming. See those clouds out there? They bring the storm, the battering rain and the wind. But the storm is also a nurturing thing, a thing that allows the land and the people to grow again. We all have to stand in the rain, however long it lasts.~
(Sonia Helbig wrote a fascinating review of the book in March 2008.)
But this post is not about the book.
These words are just an introduction to tantalise your thoughts as you view the video called The Future of Publishing.~
Opinion Piece #8 ~ Requiem for Beauty or Beast?~

A. In any form you choose:
What do you think?
Do books have a future?

B. There is some interesting information behind this video.
(a) PenguinGroup USA — March 09, 2010 — This video was prepared by the UK branch of Dorling Kindersley Books and produced by Khaki Films (http://www.thekhakigroup.com/). Originally meant solely for a DK sales conference, the video was such a hit internally that it is now being shared externally.
(b) jibyollee ~ Shameless copy of the original video called 'Lost Generation'. So the future of publishing is stealing an original content? Thanks, Penguin.

C. Here is Lost Generation:

D. Does the added information modify your opinion? Explain.

1 comment:

SpaceTalk said...

Publishing will continue in one form or another. I think that books on paper will be the really nice farrari to the e-book's practical but nothing to write home about comadore. Only some people will actively seek them out and the majority will opt for cheap and easy. But how long has farrari been around? And are they still kicking out top-notch cars?

Also, greyscale, if you follow this blog of mine then you wont have to follow any others. might make it easier to keep track. http://carnicorner.blogspot.com/

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