Archive readers will know that I have been a long term supporter of the emerging digital technology and I still am, I do believe eBooks will prove good for the industry and could even spark a renaissance in the popularity of mass market fiction. However comments made to me by a few writer friends have made me think of the potential downfalls of the format - piracy for one thing, although to my mind the problems with book piracy are greatly exaggerated. The fact that it is inevitable the market will become flooded with self published works and that much of it will be bad so that it will become more difficult for the quality work to show through. And before anyone jumps on me I'm not saying all self published work is sub-standard, far from it but, it is a fact, that much of it is.
Please comment and let's have the debate.