The Publishing Ecosystem in the Digital Era: On John B. Thompson’s “Book Wars”

The Publishing Ecosystem in the Digital Era: On John B. Thompson’s “Book Wars”

IN 1995, I WENT to work as a writer and editor for Book World , the then-standalone book-review section of The Washington Post . I left a decade later, two years before Amazon released the Kindle ebook reader. By then, mainstream news outlets like the Post were on the ropes, battered by what sociologist John…
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