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Thursday, May 11, 2006

Small Press + $$$ = ???

Did you know that "nonmainstream presses generated $14 billion in 2005 -- more than half of all books sales" (BusinessWeek online)?

I think I would like to see a number of small presses band together their money and resources into a single group entity/collective of some sort, and really start weilding some capital to change the face of the publishing industry, which is sinking like the movie and music industries, due to the insistence of publishers on concentrating on diminishing mass markets over growing niche markets (and I'm sorry to say it, but "people who read books" are a "niche market" just like "people who regularly watch movies" and "people who care enough to buy albums instead of downloading them").


Blogger Ken Kowal said...

good idea
why don't you start the ball rolling?

11:01 AM

Blogger Jonathan Ball said...

if I only had time to get ANY balls rolling! i can't even get this Ball rolling these days.

9:39 AM


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