Will video save books?

May 24th, 2007 at 3:44 PM

Every few months, a woman down the street has a used book sale. Her husband, once an avid book collector, is now stricken with MS, unable to manage his massive collection.

This old house is filled with endless shelves, and apparently, there's more. Each sale brings fresh books, and each time, I walk out with a paper bag crammed of classics.

And I think of how many new books are published each year--most estimate an upwards of 175,000+ in the U.S. alone. How can authors and publishers respond to a flooded market?

This article on CNET talks about how publishers are using video, asking the question, "Can video save the book-publishing star?"

Publishing is an industry we love, and continue to bring alive with video.