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Interesting prediction from Wired.com: Former Random House editorial director Jason Epstein bets $1000 that by 2010, 50% of books will be published by print-on-demand (at the place of sale). WorldCom V.P. Vint Cerf says no— they will be published in purely electronic format, either for e-book readers or for other devices like laptops and Palm Pilots. What’s interesting about this bet, however, is that both agree that the book publishing industry cannot continue under the current publishing model. (For a taste of either future, please click on the Fiction button to the left….)

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