This blog is a companion to my book, The Book is Dead, Long Live the Book published by UNSW Press. It’s a provocation designed to further the conversation about the future of books. As its title suggests, I argue that book culture is dead; doomed by being tied to the printed object and the economics of scarcity that surround it. Book culture – great ideas and a deeper conversation – will only survive if we embrace the new media technologies of ebooks and electronic distribution.
You can download chapter 1 of the book as a pdf file here. Another chapter to come shortly.
As for me, I’m Sherman Young – and I’m at at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. You can find more details here.