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February 18, 2008


Kassia Krozser

Joe -- Interesting thought about how your competition includes Google. Since I focus mainly on fiction, you struck a nerve when I realized how often I use Google results for quick research (being a bit of a geek on the research front, I do like to read all the words around the Google results, but when it's just a quick fact, I stop at Google). The need for publishers to add value really does matter, doesn't it? I think the publishers who see this as a business issue rather than a technology issue have a serious headstart on the future.

And, yeah, I know that some publishers sell directly to retailers and consumers -- the sentence simply didn't flow as nicely with all the side channels...

And did I miss you at ToC? If so, I am really disappointed!

Joe Wikert

Hi Kassia. Thanks for adding your thoughts on this post. I originally planned on attending ToC but ran into a scheduling conflict. I should be there next year barring any other schedule issues.

I love your Booksquare blog, btw -- keep up the great work!


Great post. Really like the blog too.


I agree with you that the publishers who will come out on top in the future will be the ones who figure out how to establish more ties to their customers, without upsetting the apple cart of retailers/distributors.

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