Literature settles in to the electronic era

October 05, 2010 | Events, Press & Publicity

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Robert McCrum writes “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.”

TLC’s September 28th Big Publishing Debate was reported in the Guardian by McCrum, who hosted the panel discussion for our event.  The panel included 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).

Click here for McCrum’s full article in the Guardian and find out more about how writers and publishers are adjusting to the new electronic age.