Friday, February 02, 2007

if:book: back to the backlist

What a great story, back to the backlist, over at Institute for the Future of the Book. This is so amazing, seeing such wonderful examples of how the pie can be envisioned as having more pieces and getting larger. I had read something similar on the front page of the Financial Times this morning (yes, I read a hard copy of it) about how over 1.3M Disney videos have been purchased from iTunes in the 3 months that they've been available, and how Disney is telling its retail partners (ie, those who sell DVDs) that overall consumption is up. Others are still trying to protect DVD sales, seeing it as a win-lose game. It isn't turning out that way in many cases.

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