Story of paperback publishing may not have happy ending
Could the paperback novel be relegated to the scrapheap in the future?
With sales of printed books in sharp decline and the cheaper e-book gaining sway in the marketplace, the chief executive of major British publishing firm Faber & Faber, publishers of Seamus Heaney, John McGahern, Van Morrison and Samuel Beckett, has said paperback novels could, at least in certain genres, become a thing of the past.
“It could be that in 10 or 20...
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