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Seth Godin & The Future of Books

Friday, February 4th, 2011

Poke the Box by Seth Godin

Seth Godin just released his new book, Poke the Box. As he announced he would several months ago, Seth has broken away from his traditional publisher and issued the book on his own.

The 96-page book was launched in 3 formats:

  • A Kindle book for $7.99
  • A hard cover book for $9.99
  • A limited edition, signed by Seth, with letterpress cover and poster for $75

You may recognize this 3-format model as one I blogged about last June. Seth’s new project only confirms the future that I see for the publishing industry:

  • E-books for primary consumption
  • Everyday print books to mark up, mess up, or trade around
  • Specialty editions at premium prices for collecting, not reading

How does your book project fit into this future?