The Smile Curve (or should it be a frown?)

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There is no question that traditional publishers have faced some significant challenges over the past decade, but this article does a good job of showing the paradox between content creators (writers/authors), content delivery (publishers) and content discovery (social/search).  Publishers do not really have the exclusive on anything.  The value has gone more to the people who can reach the right people and surface the content.

(Full Disclosure: The first 5-6 paragraphs are less relevant…stay with it…you will get to the good stuff).

Article Link: https://stratechery.com/2014/publishers-smiling-curve/