Graham Swift: 'Ebooks could threaten writing'

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Booker Prize winning author Graham Swift believes digital publishing could threaten the livelihood of authors in the future because they are being paid too little.

The author said he did not believe the experience of reading digital or printed material made any difference to readers but the distribution of digital books could put off new writers.

"Some potential writers will see that they can't make a living, they will give up and the world will be poorer for the books they might have written," he said.

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