Dave Eggers tonight, Feb. 5, at Powell’s City of Books. He’ll be signing books starting at 6 pm til the ink runs dry.
Who’s coming with us?
Tumbling from the legendary independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon.
Future “books” will be bundled with soundtracks, musical leitmotifs, 3-D graphics, and streaming video. They’ll be enhanced with social bookmarking, online dating, and alerts from geo-networking apps whenever someone in your locality purchases the same book as you— anything so you don’t have to actually read the thing. Authors will do their own marketing, the reader will be responsible for distribution, the wisdom of crowds will take care of the editing, and the invisible hand of the market will perform the actual writing (if any). Writers will respond either by going viral or by going feral.