Just yesterday I was whining about how I'm spending less time reading blogs today than a year ago and here I am today touting one blog in particular that always offers outstanding insight. Go figure.
My point is, if you've only got time to read one blog about the publishing industry, your best bet is the TOC blog. I just finished reading Mac Slocum's interview with Peter Kent called Treating Ebooks Like Software and it was one of the most interesting articles I've read in quite awhile. You should definitely read the whole post, but here are a couple of excerpts that really jumped out at me:
It's no longer a gentleman's game in which everyone hands over their books to a bookstore, and then they all compete on the same level. In the future the more aggressive publishers are going to go out and find book buyers even before the buyers have thought about buying!
[Regarding new methods of distribution...] What may save the publishers is that new distributors will come on the scene: distributors who understand the new landscape and go out and push the books.
Very thought provoking, and a great example of the quality material you'll find on the TOC blog -- highly recommended.