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Years ago I worked in publishing (for HarperCollins). This was just shortly before the Net Book Agreement (a price-fixing mechanism) collapsed. That was an odd industry, to say the least! What always struck me as most peculiar was the distribution of profits, specifically how those who committed the least recouped the biggest reward. I'm sure it's true of other industries as well, but I always had this sense of the whole process being unsustainable.

I think digital distribution will re-address that imbalance, eventually, and might make things a bit fairer, not least by removing unnecessary thumbs from the pie. Certainly I see a huge amount of scope for companies like Amazon, Apple and even Google to actually become publishers and distributors of e-Media. And that would knock everything the current publishing world knows into a cocked hat Smile | :)

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