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Bob Young on the future of books

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Chris Vallance | 13:47 UK time, Wednesday, 28 November 2007

lulu.jpgAn experiment. I've recorded an interview with Bob Young of Lulu.com on the future of the publishing business. It strikes me that many of the issues that face the music, film and television industries in the digital era might also apply at some point to the publishing industry - particularly if e-books like Amazon's Kindle take off. Will bitTorrenting for books replace Borders? How will authors make money if readers share pdf's of novels online?

A rough edit of the full interview with Bob is below and we'll play it towards the end of December. But it's far from the finished radio piece; ideally I'd like to include some responses from readers from this blog. If you've something to say on the issue why not upload a response to your podcast/favourite video/audio hosting site and send me a link and I'll consider including it in the finished broadcast.


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