Moderator: Welcome to Obsolete Anonymous! I've gathered you all here to welcome our latest member, the Print Industry.
Print Industry: Hello, everyone. But there's been a mistake. I don't belong here.
(chuckles all around)
Print Industry: I'm serious. I'm not obsolete. I'm relevant. Print books have been around for hundreds of years. They're never going to be replaced.
VHS Tapes: Yeah, we all thought like that once.
LP Records: It's called denial. It's tough to deal with at first.
Like Jonathan Swift's 1704 satire, "The Battle of the Books," J.A. Konrath's equally barbed blog post, "Print is Eternal," lets media speak bluntly for themselves. Read the rest of it here. Caution: some of the language is salty, and Konrath's point of view is as acerbic as Swift's. Konrath is an author of police thrillers and also of The Newbie's Guide to Publishing, a handbook for writers.