Future of Book Publishing? Verticality and Communities, Says Shatzkin
Among Shatzkin's other predictions for 20 years from now:
• the subscription model will dominate, with per-item sales becoming more and more rare;
• the mega trade houses will be consolidated, and there will likely only be one or two in existence;
• press runs become the exception rather than the rule; and
• crowd-sourced content, editing and curation are the norm, though there will still be room for "professional and personal super-editing and calibration."