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Stephen Downes

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While some would like you to believe that "Reports of the death of the book, it seems, have been greatly exaggerated," the storyline suggests a very different conclusion. It's this: " There's been a lot of consolidation and now there's less capacity." In some parts of the publishing industry there have been paper shortages and production is curtailed. Meanwhile, "university presses have in recent years been printing books in smaller batches so that they don't end up with unsold books."

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