"BOOM" and Bust: An Author's Perspective on Digital Publishing

"BOOM" and Bust: An Author's Perspective on Digital Publishing

Kojo chats with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tony Horwitz about the future of digital publishing and what it means for writers and readers.

When author Tony Horwitz was first approached to write an eBook about the Keystone XL pipeline, it sounded like a golden opportunity: a chance to profile the Western communities along the 4,000-mile route, while sidestepping the glacial pace of traditional publishing. His eBook topped online sales lists, but his experience morphed into a cautionary tale about the hazards of digital publishing.

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Tony Horwitz

Author, "BOOM: Oil, Money, Cowboys, Strippers, and the Energy Rush That Could Change America Forever"

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