Saturday, March 28, 2009

When the Cost of Publishing is no Longer a Barrier: Print on Demand

Services like this make the traditional gatekeepers of information increasingly irrelevant. What matters now more than ever are the ideas/content rather than distribution - from Wil Wheaton (via Instapundit):

As creators, the barriers between us and our audience are falling faster and more easily than ever before, the time between creation and release is shrinking, and thanks to the Internet we can reach more people with less effort than we could as recently as a decade ago.
This is excellent news and it furthers the irony that capitalism may soon no longer require capital. It also does not bode well for the mainstream media who have been suffering through a depression for quite some time (ReadWriteWeb). It's going to get worse.

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