Thursday, October 7, 2010

London: Free Word Centre Debate on (drum-roll) ... THE FUTURE OF THE BOOK

Books | "People often talk about the future of the book; strangely, no one in the UK has recently thought to examine the prospects for the book industry in public. So the Free Word Centre's debate on the future of publishing was a first, and very interesting it was, too. As it turned out, the headline news from this event, which I chaired with a panel of two influential contemporary publishers (Faber's Stephen Page and Canongate's Dan Franklin), a self-styled techno-geek from the BBC (Bill Thompson), and a very senior Google person (Santiago de la Mora) was all about Google. ..."