There’s a wonderful introduction and interview with William H. Gass titled “A Champion of the Book Takes to the iPad” on the NYTimes Bits Blog. The interview focuses on the new book, Abstractions Arrive, which was published by Stephen Schenkenberg who also runs the website Reading William Gass, and the decision to make it an electronic book exclusively through iBooks.
The interview is interesting because of Gass’ past comments and criticisms involving the Internet and the role of the book. His perspective is dead on and humorous, especially his response to readers needing a $500 device. “That’s your problem, not mine!”