Cult of the Amateur 2.0

206700050Well, actually anti 2.0, version II. The North American paperback of my notorious Cult of the Amateur, the first serious critique of Web 2.0, will be out on August 12. It comes with an appropriately outrageous orange cover, a new introduction and a new final section on politics guaranteed to infuriate both the left and right wing political blogosphere. Best of all, the book comes with a brand new subtitle:

HOW BLOGS, MYSPACE, YOUTUBE, AND THE REST OF TODAY'S USER-GENERATED MEDIA ARE DESTROYING OUR ECONOMY, OUR CULTURE, AND OUR VALUES.

The only thing more seductive than this new subtitle is the US cover price which has been specially reduced so that even starving bloggers and thieving file-sharers will be able to afford it. $14.00 is a hell of deal for an electric orange book that will, I promise, either ruin or make your day.