Writing on the wall: How the media self destructs
With Kevin Pietersen and Roy Keane both having books out this last week, it’s been odd to see how the celeb-autobiography market has changed.
Old Media Model: Book gets published, perhaps with a short newspaper serialisation. People buy the paper, people buy the book. Publisher, author, newspaper win.
This Year’s Model: Sports hacks get advance review copies, put the best bits out on social media. Newspaper serialisation is basis for a week’s worth of free web content for seemingly every news media outlet in the world. Who wins? Erm. . .
So here is Elvis Costello in 1978 with “Lip Service” from that year’s album This Year’s Model: