In the home of the printed book, the crowd is looking well beyond the page and seeking reconciliation with the digital world.
At this week’s 2013 Frankfurt Book Fair, Markus Dohle, CEO of the recently merged mega-publisher Penguin Random House, even made headlines for speaking kindly of a much-feared Web giant.
“Dohle expressed his belief in print, and his support for physical retailers,” Andrew Albanese, Publishers Weekly senior writer, tells CCC’s Chris Kenneally. “As for Amazon, he even lauded the company. He described the relationship as about cooperation and not about confrontation.”
Every Friday, CCC’s “Beyond the Book” speaks with the editors and reporters of “Publishers Weekly” for an early look at the news that publishers, editors, authors, agents and librarians will be talking about when they return to work on Monday.