Via Boing Boing, Forbes has a great special report about the book publishing industry, Linked.

Interesting articles include:

Boing Boing’s Cory Doctorow on ebooks and free downloads, Giving it Away,

Institute of the Future of the Book’s Ben Vershbow on The Networked Book,

and a sobering piece about Robert Jordan, My Author, My Life, about his recent illness and the response of his fans. I didn’t know he was sick but I’ve always admired the commitment and passion of his fans, online and off. I hope he gets well and finishes his Wheel of Time.

Plus articles on Dave Eggers, Amazon Reviewers, and more. All in all, great book coverage, I’d say cutting-edge even. It’s well worth checking out, especially for anyone jaded with the industry and concerned about the future of books.

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