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The Revolution will be Digitized, Robert Lowell, and More

The new issue of the New York Review of Books features an essay by Jason Epstein that is worth checking out. Publishing: The Revolutionary Future updates and elaborates on ideas he forwarded in his 2001 work: Book Business: Publishing Past Present and Future. Epstein has long been a force in the publishing world, and predicted that print on demand would become the future of publishing.  He now seems to have shifted his focus on digitization and ebooks, which is understandable. It is still extremely difficult, however, to imagine reading a collection of poems on an e-reader, at least the current generation of e-readers.

If you do not know the history of the New York Review of Books,  this article is a good introduction. Robert Lowell is part of the story. He was born on this day in 1917. Maybe this is a good day to dust off that old copy of Life Studies and go for a read.

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