In particular, the idea that
"The irony of the age of cultural abundance is that it still relies on old filters and distribution channels to highlight significant works."
is worth considering.
And, as the article explains, if B&N is the old financial support for risk-taking in publishing, what might be the newer supports?
Will it be the old model of chain bookstores placing huge initial orders, or will it be something else?
Will it be crowd funding, along the lines of the recent success of "Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls?"
What do you think?