Saturday, March 31, 2012

The transformative power of literature

I just listened to LeVar Burton's keynote at Tools of Change Conference and I'm like... oh, he's talking about what storytelling can mean to humanity. He tells publishers "You've come here to make a difference." Goodness gracious! It's easy to forget about that. Everything I've been reading lately about ebooks, print, copyright, piracy, theft, infringement, DRM, providing ebooks to libraries, not providing ebooks to libraries, Amazon vs everybody else....pricing, authors rights, branding.... It's all about literature as a commodity - who makes money, who loses money. The transformative power of literature? That doesn't seem to be part of the conversation. It might be time for me to seek out some additional sources of information.

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