Of course, I scoffed, because really, I'm so not to type to enjoy listening to NPR (I like the music, baby!). But I turned it on, and lo and behold, got stuck listening. My hubby is the greatest.
The subject is maybe old news to some, but still something largely talked about. The interviewee was Ken Auletta, writer of The New Yorker, and who recently published this article, Publish or Perish. It's a long article, but very much worth reading if you missed some of the stuff going on between Macmillan and Amazon, but also, about the e-book business in general. How the iPad will change the future of e-books and publishing, and a lot of great information and detail about the whole thing.
I must say, after reading it, I sort of never want to buy anything from Amazon again. While I know I probably will (at the last resort, of course), I'm all for the brick and mortars and other smaller book selling sites.
One of the last things Auletta says is, "No matter where consumers buy books, their belief that electronic media should cost less—that something you can’t hold simply isn’t worth as much money—will exert a powerful force."
What say you?