May 21, 2011

Amazon: The Book Industry “In a Box”?

In other words, for some authors, Amazon is book publishing in a box.” Of course, this term is more often used (many times with disdain) in the technology industry to mean a turnkey solution, technology that, at least in the old world of off-the-shelf software, gave you everything you needed in a physical box at retail. But now, with what Amazon is offering authors through its imprints and all the services associated with Kindle, isn’t publishing a book essentially as turnkey as it gets?

Amazon: The Book Industry In a Box”?: Tech News and Analysis « GigaOM

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