Quite a nice followup to my earlier post about e-books changing the publishing/bookselling industry, and notes from Mark Coker.

Booksellers: Why Publishers Will Go Direct by Martin Taylor.

Quite simply, no one believes that Random House has any more influence over the digital supply chain than a brand new start-up with minimal staff or track record.

Yeah. That’s how it is, y’all. The internet is a great leveller.

When authors prise their electronic rights away from their brick-and-morter (paper, ink & glue?) rights, all bets are off. But, still, I wouldn’t write off the Random Houses of the world too quickly…