I just participated in a Printers Row Book Fest panel "Changes in Reading and Writing." It was moderated by the great Donna Seaman, longtime Booklist editor. The other panelists were J.C. Gabel (The Chicagoan, Stop Smiling), and Wailin Wong of the Chicago Tribune. We talked about how technology is changing publishing, the increasing link between advertising and editorial, and how important it is to edit final copy on paper (not onscreen, dear god.) Gapers Block covered our discussion a few days after the event; they praised the discussion but also called it "a little depressing." Which seems appropriate, given the publishing industry's current struggles. We weren't there to sugar-coat.