If you are like me, you read most of the freshly pressed posts each day. One of the posts chosen today was What the Penguin & Random House Merger Means for Authors. I love to read, but I am not a writer. Not an author of anything but this blog. I encourage you to read the blog post if you haven’t. It is a great post about the future of publishing and the effect of being able to self publish through Amazon. The merger of two very large traditional publishers in the wake of self published ebooks got me to thinking. These publishers are virtual powerhouses being that you actually know what I’m talking about when I say Random House and you aren’t in the industry. So why change? The world is changing. We are moving forward. This is the digital age. More buzz words.
Here is the comment I made:
I think it’s interesting how these traditional paper publishers are looking to the future and focusing on ebooks while there is another cultural push to learn more traditional arts. Canning at home is making a comeback while we are all buying ebooks for our Kindle apps. For me, it’s a little disorienting.
Balancing the technology in our lives is something we all need to work towards. The ability to learn about anything I want with only a few clicks, or communicating with someone miles away in seconds is something I love and take for granted. I think, however, that we can all agree there are areas that technology has lead us astray. Recently learning about the negative effects of artificial dyes in our foods, for example. I know it was not its intention, but that post really put some things into perspective for me.
Technology has given us so many opportunities and equally as many challenges. Finding the balance in all our lives is part of the human experience now.