In a sentence or two, what’s your forecast for the future of publishing?
In a—French—word or phrase: La plus ca change. I think that the speed, convenience, and ease of use posed by Amazon, as well as the democratizing factor of today’s self-publishing, are valuable things, and readers and writers may well be better off for them. But I also think that these changes serve only to highlight the necessity of gatekeepers and the immense wisdom, passion, and skill amassed by publishers, booksellers, and reviewers. We are lucky to live in a world that has both.