Catching up with some recent interesting articles:

First up, Penguin Books reports on their experiment to allow the “wisdom of the crowds” to write a novel “wiki-style”. The results? A really, really awful novel.

A blog entry from O’Reilly from last December on the economics of e-books. I keep seeing a lot of articles and comments assuming that paper/print/binding is the majority of costs in book production, which simply isn’t the case. This article gets a little deeper into the math for pricing e-books, and how they may not end up as cheap as many expect.

The First Author blog notes that Wikipedia is starting to experiment with expert-vetted content that will be locked and not available for editing by readers.

And finally, a nice series of articles by Sara Lloyd at MacMillan on considerations for book publishers in the digital age.