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Thursday 07 February 2013

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.

Joining Evan in the studio are Jonny Geller, literary agent and joint CEO Curtis Brown; Victoria Barnsley, CEO of publisher HarperCollins UK & International; Michael Tamblyn, Chief Content Officer at Toronto-based ebook retailer Kobo.

Producer: Ben Crighton
Editor: Innes Bowen.

  • Evan Davis

    Evan Davis

    Evan Davis

    Presenter of The Bottom Line

  • Jonny Geller

    Jonny Geller

    Jonny Geller

    Joint CEO, Curtis Brown

  • Victoria Barnsley

    Victoria Barnsley

    Victoria Barnsley

    CEO, HarperCollins UK & International

  • Michael Tamblyn

    Michael Tamblyn

    Michael Tamblyn

    Chief Content Officer, Kobo

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