Traditional books on paper open a new chapter of success

As the expansion of ebook sales slow down, enthusiasm for both paperbacks and hardcovers remains strongA former tannery has been magicked into an arts venue, the lights have been dimmed, and a roomful of publishing executives are sitting on creaky wooden floors, cross-legged or knees scrunched up, school-assembly style. The canapes can wait: the group has gathered to listen to writers reading their latest, soon-to-be-published works – a heart-rending family memoir, a Jazz Age tale, the gangs of Los Angeles.These are some of the stories publishing house Picador hopes will enthral readers this summer – and almost every writer reads from a paperback. One, poet Kate Tempest, speaks from memory, electrifying the room. No Kindles, Nooks or iPads in sight. Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

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