Monday, October 20, 2008

Digital Dilemmas of Publishers discussed at Frankfurt Book Fair

Digital dilemmas at the Frankfurt Book Fair
Is Paulo Coelho right when he says publishers don't understand the web?

Some 30% of the exhibited products at the Frankfurt Book Fair this year are digital, but that didn't stop Paulo Coelho from castigating the world's publishers for their attitude to the net. In a forthright speech at the opening conference, Coelho told publishers that they were as bad as copyist monks bewailing the arrival of printed books back in the 16th century. According to Coelho there is "a lack of understanding of the web on the part of the industry", which could mean they end up travelling the same path as the film and music industries.

Read the article on the Gaurdian Books Blog


Rattling Books may not have been at the Frankfurt Book Fair but we are here on the internet and we are one Canadian publisher that gets the digital thing.

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