He starts off by saying that within 25 years “the digital revolution will bring about the end of paper books.”
He follows that by adding that “ebooks and e-publishing will mean the end of "the writer" as a profession.”
Big sites like Amazon and Google aren’t looking for unique content from authors to make money. They’re looking for content that will draw advertisers, which is where they make their money. And that free content can come from old books no longer under copyright; from free e-books; from groups that steal content, repackage it and sell it under multiple names or even give it away; from people who plan to make money not on the book but on what they gain on the side.
He ends the article with this sentence:
I ask you to leave this place troubled, and to ask yourself and as many others as you can, what you can do if you truly value the work of the people formerly known as writers.