Amazon is working on plans to open hundreds of brick-and-mortar bookstores, according to a new report from CNBC. Yes, following in the footsteps of chains like Borders, Amazon apparently thinks that the future is in dead trees.
Used bookstores are making a comeback: "Nothing provides a stronger pull than the experience of browsing — getting lost in the stacks, making serendipitous finds, having chance conversations with interesting people."
"I think we are just moments away from entering an age where indie writers will have the same cachet as indie filmmakers and indie musicians (Yeah. I really do). Here’s a far-off prediction: I think we’ll see a point in our lifetimes where traditionally published material is made to appear self-published in order to give it street cred. Seriously." – Hugh Howey