But there's something that digital books make possible--having a work available not months, not weeks, but 72 hours after its writing. No printer needed. No shipping. Just a book, its editing, its images, and electronic distribution.
From Publishers Marketplace:
This week Adams Media published Newsday sportswriter Alan Hahn's BRUIN REDEMPTION: THE STANLEY CUP RETURNS TO BOSTON as a $7.99 ebook after a 72-hour turnaround time. The publisher said they had the book "within hours" of the Bruins' Stanley Cup win on June 15.
|Not from this year. But I like this guy's enthusiasm.|
But I like the idea of this quick turnaround--books coming out almost as quickly as newspapers! Just knowing that it's possible is incredibly interesting.