I'm sure by now you've heard the news about Borders liquidating. It's sad news, both from a reader's and a writer's perspective. Hundreds of bookstores closing may leave lots of people without a brick-and-mortar bookstore close by. And with publishers losing money too, they'll take on fewer writers and try to get even more money from the ones they work with. (This Angry Robot podcast might be quite the eyeopener for you about recent changes in the publishing industry.)
What do you think the book industry will look like after a few years, when things settle down? Do you think the fall of Borders will allow for the resurgence of independent bookstores? (Maybe in some areas, but I doubt every Borders will be replaced by another bookstore.) What will be the proportion of paper books sold to e-books? (I predict e-book sales will continue to rise. Yeah, that's probably a safe bet.) Will more writers take the self-publishing route? Are you going to change your long-term plans for your writing career based on what's happening?