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A Radical Proposal: Let’s Make Books Fun Again!
February 22, 2013 | 10:00 am
I read a lot of news stories as part of my work for TeleRead, and lately, I've noticed that many are dominated by a decidedly gloomy tone. Apple gets sued. Readers get sued. All five of the big publishers get sued. Then there are the copyright squabbles, the fair use disputes, author's rights, reader's rights, corporate overlord rights ... it just goes on and on. And it's all terribly complicated and difficult and cumbersome, and ... well, pointless, really. This is an industry that's under threat from a million competing forms of entertainment, 95 percent of which can be accessed off the...