Is the title of an article from Richard Curtis’ Publishing in the 21st Century. Here’s an excerpt from an interesting post:
After stubbornly resisting conversion of their work into e-books, J. K. Rowling, Ray Bradbury, Judy Blume and, most recently, Thomas Pynchon, finally succumbed. What persuaded them?
Cynics will say they sold out, surrendering to the siren song of riches as e-sales exceed p-sales for a growing number of authors, giving an adrenalin boost to dwindling fortunes. Certainly the writer who does not respond positively to that song falls into Dr. Johnson’s classic characterization of ‘Blockhead’.
But is money their only motive? Did these men and women of the highest integrity simply sell their souls for a pot of lucre? Or was there some other reason they heeded the call to go digital?