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Has the book a future?

Amidst mergers, ebooks and self-publishing, the book business is in the throes of upheaval. From the London Book Fair, Peter Day asks: Can books survive, and if so, how?

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International publishing is in the throes of an upheaval it has not faced since the advent of the paperback in the 1930s. Giant publishers are merging to get even bigger in order to square up to new digital media giants. From the London Book Fair Peter Day asks a basic question: Can books survive, and if so, how?

Producer: Kent DePinto.

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30 minutes

Contributors to this programme

Philip Jones

Editor, The Bookseller

 

 

Tom Weldon

Chief Executive, Penguin Random House UK

 

 

Jon Fine

Director of Author and Publisher Relations at Amazon.

 

 

Jonny Geller

Joint CEO, Curtis Brown Literary and Talent Agency

 

 

C. J. Daugherty

Author, The Night School series

 

 

Nigel Newton

Co-founder and Chief Executive, Bloomsbury Publishing

 

 

James Daunt

Managing Director, Waterstones

 

 

Dan Kieran

Co-founder and CEO, Unbound

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