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The rebirth of the book?

David K. Israel

We've been hearing it for the last decade: technology is killing traditional publishing.  And, indeed, if you ask my book agent, it's getting harder and harder to sell a traditional print book because, well, people are buying fewer of them, the market is shrinking, imprints are folding, publishers are rethinking... and, of course, now purists are worried that Kindle, and other e-readers, are the death knell.

Whether any of this is true or not and whether any of this matters or not (and certainly you guys can duke it out in the comments if you'd like), the video embed here gives me hope that some brilliant synergy is just around the corner. Because what is certain is this: change is inevitable. But if it's the kind of change you're about to watch, this writer/father is all for it!