If publishers are good at one thing, it's publishing. If they're good at two things, it's publishing and consecrating every aspect of the paper book, until changing anything about it seems unthinkable. This week's e-crisis: The Death of the Cover.
My favorite books have something very special between their pages: Inscriptions and autographs. Unfortunately, that special quality can't be replicated with ebooks or readers. Not exactly, at least, but Danie Ware has an idea that might almost work.