Fahey v. Shirky: The future of book publishing

John Fahey, CEO of the National Geographic Society

“We feel pretty good about what’s happening
in the book-publishing environment,
where Kindle book prices are approaching print prices.”
— John Fahey


Clay Shirky of NYU and of Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society

“Publishing is not evolving. Publishing is going away.
Because the word ‘publishing’ means a cadre of professionals
who are taking on the incredible difficulty and complexity and expense
of making something public.

That’s not a job anymore. That’s a button.
There’s a button that says ‘publish,’ 
and when you press it, it’s done.”
Clay Shirky

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