PODTV – Program 10: London Book Fair 2009 – Digital Book Publishing Discussion

For our tenth program in PODTV we return to a news item we covered in April. Hosted by the BBC Media Correspondent, Torin Douglas and a panel of Gail Rebuck, Chairman and CEO, The Random House Group Limited. Tim Hely-Hutchinson, Hachette. John Makinson, Chairman and Chief Executive , The Penguin Group. Victoria Barnsley, Publisher and Chief Executive, HarperCollins.
This was one of the most talked about debates over the entire London Book Fair.
Getting these publishing CEO luminaries together did not achieve wholesale consensus – more mixed levels of enthusiasm and caution. There was agreement that ebooks are becoming steadily more important and publishers need to seriously look at electronic sales and beyond the sacred sale of the paper product.
So sit back and make your own mind up on this illuminating discussion.

Part One,

Part two,

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