The Future of Books – in Three Words
If Twitter has taught us anything, it’s that you don’t need to speak for long to say something worth saying.
Before Twitter, there was Ernest Hemingway and his six-word stories, the most famous of which bears repeating:
For sale: baby shoes, never worn
And now, as if the world is still too long-winded, we have the future of e-books in just three words. A discussion around this topic was started on the Digital Book World LinkedIn group about a month ago Matt Gartland, a freelance editor and publishing industry consultant, and I’d like to share with you some of the best responses.
(Please note, I’ve left the names of the commenters off of the responses because I wasn’t sure whether the people who left them wanted to be mentioned in an even more public forum. If you’re curious, you should check them out at the DBW LinkedIn group.)
They’ll never die
Compelling content endures
Adjusting but alive
Humans love stories
Technophiles, hybrids, print
No tengo idea
Meet consumer preferences
Evolve or perish
Exciting and eternal
I added my own comment, too: Brave new world.
Which ones are your favorites? What do you think is the future of books – in three words, of course? Leave your thoughts as a comment below or at the DBW LinkedIn page.
UPDATE: Gartland’s post on the DBW LinkedIn group was based on this post.