I was going to blog about the recent article describing how publishers are going to be slotting ebooks into their traditional Handcover-then-Paperback release schedule. I was going to point out that treating digital objects like physical objects has never worked, will never work, and to expect it to work is a fundamental error of modern media.
I was going to do that, but then Chad Haefele over at Hidden Peanuts did it for me. Go read it.
From his post:
Scribner has created an ecosystem where piracy is literally the only option for potential customers who would otherwise line up to give them money, AND that piracy delivers whatâ€™s actually a superior product with no DRM.
Yep, that’s pretty much what they’ve done. And, like the music industry, they are going to shoot themselves right in the foot.