October 26, 2014

Press "send," and you're done

Matt Yglesias on the important role played by editors in the publishing industry:

Transforming a writer's words into a readable e-book product can be done with a combination of software and a minimal amount of training. Book publishers do not have any substantial expertise in software development, but Amazon and its key competitors (Apple, Google, and the B&B/Microsoft partnership) do.
(via this TNR critique, by way of Ron Hogan.)

Posted by Dr. Frank at October 26, 2014 08:16 AM