The old publishing value chain got twisted a bit last week | The Shatzkin Files

Mike Shatzkin over on Idea Logical reflects on the latest developments from online retailers and how the big six (sorry, three) have reacted.

So both of the giant retailers [Amazon and Barnes & Noble] are looking more and more like publishers.

But it turns out the publishers were cooking something up too. On Friday, we learned about a new business called Bookish, which will be the “new digital destination for readers.” In its announcement release, Bookish promises to use content and software tools to promote discussion and discovery around books and to answer the reader’s question: “what book should I read next?

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