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A major publisher of romance, horror, and sci-fi novels has decided to let the trees live and go e-book (and print-on-demand) only. Declining paper book sales and increasing e-book sales helped make that decision.

via Mass romance novel publisher going all in on e-books.

Key phrase above is, of course “and print-on-demand,” which is disruptive in that it disintermediates inventory and craters unit costs, thereby allowing more small presses to enter the game and providing new markets for writers who aren’t named King.  Even though it’s a digital technology, I would classify it in the print rather than ebook category.  Still, this is a huge leap, a harbinger of tings to come, and a mostly good thing.

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