The Bottom Line - Books
Evan Davis explored the impact of the digital revolution on the book industry.
The view from the top of business. Presented by Evan Davis, The Bottom Line cuts through confusion, statistics and spin to present a clearer view of the business world, through discussion with people running leading and emerging companies. Like the music industry before it, the print book industry has been turned upside down up by the digital revolution. As sales of eBooks continue to grow, bookshop sales are down from a peak in 2007. So what does the future for hold for the bricks and mortar bookstore? Will physical books become a thing of the past? And what role will traditional players like publishers, agents and retailers play in this brave new world? Evan Davis and guests examine what the landscape might look like once the dust settles. (Image: A pile of books, Credit: Getty Images)
- Broadcast on BBC World Service, 6:32AM Sun, 10 Feb 2013
- Available until 12:00AM Thu, 1 Jan 2099
- First broadcast BBC World Service, 6:32AM Sun, 10 Feb 2013
- Duration 18 minutes