Is it the end for publishing - or a new beginning?

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Is it the end for publishing - or a new beginning? These days publishers are all too familiar with reading their own obituaries. I hope the next two days will put paid to that. The book industry is not on the verge of extinction - or it needn’t be. Every new form of information technology sounds the death knell of previous forms - or so runs the familiar argument. Radio signalled the end of print, TV the end of radio, cinema the end of theatre - and so on. Read more »

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