1. Interesting. Gaughran’s argument pile-drives Argo into the ground and the links to comments to some agents made me glad I’d unfollowed those agents long ago.

    As for apps, there don’t seem to be a lot of stats available, but from what I’ve seen and heard, books as apps currently claim a microscopic number of enthusiasts. I’m not convinced that will ever be a big deal. (Contrast: audiobooks have a stronger appeal now and into the future.) Thanks for the post.

    • Thanks for dropping by, Chazz. I agree on all points.

      The Bowker idea seems especially weird, but maybe somebody convinced the top brass over there that “apps are the wave of the future!” It’s interesting to note (I’ll blog about this) that they out-source it to an app developer, which then raises the question of what value Bowker is actually providing besides a sink-hole for your new book-as-app to fall into.

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