The Death Spiral of the Publishing Death Spiral

Monday, August 09, 2010
I've been following this discussion for the past week or so: The Publishing Death Spiral.

I'll leave it to you to make your own judgment on the opinions espoused within, but I do find Part Three pretty much dead on. My questions are:
  • How long will it take before the inevitable evolution wins out?
  • And what happens to authors in the meantime until it does?
(I know there's a lot more questions to be asked, but I thought I'd start with just two...)