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.
Contributors to this programme
Editor, The Bookseller
Chief Executive, Penguin Random House UK
Director of Author and Publisher Relations at Amazon.
Joint CEO, Curtis Brown Literary and Talent Agency
C. J. Daugherty
Author, The Night School series
Co-founder and Chief Executive, Bloomsbury Publishing
Managing Director, Waterstones
Co-founder and CEO, Unbound