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Douglas Fraser takes a look at bookshops and publishing, talking to Hugh Andrew of publishers Birlinn, plus Gillian Sharpe looks at how independent bookshops are surviving.

With the 40th London Book Fair setting up its stall from the 11th to the 13th of April at Earls Court - and HMV, the owner of Waterstone's, issuing its third profits warning this year - Business Scotland is this week taking a look at book shops and publishing. Douglas Fraser talks to Hugh Andrew, Managing Director of Birlinn - an independent publishing house based in Edinburgh. Gillian Sharpe finds out how independent bookshops are surviving. And with e-books gaining a greater share of the market through Kindles and the like we look at where the industry is heading.

25 minutes

Last on

Sun 10 Apr 2011 10:05


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