Eight Writers, One Mission...The Return Of The Great British Thriller
Thursday, 29 December 2011
Not A Complete Dodo
by Matt Lynn
I suspect Leigh is not a complete dodo. I think the interesting thing is that after this Xmas, the Kindle is going to be seen as a big and permanent part of the books industry, rather than just as add-on, or as a niche market. Every industry is dynamic. So let's say, for example, that e-books take 30% of the reading market. How do writers, publisher, and bookshops, the three traditional arms of the industry, respond to that?
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