May 21, 2022

Radio Program/Online Audio: "The Future of Books and the Way We Read"

From the Radio Times (WHYY-FM, Philadelphia) Blurb:

How will the publishing industry adapt, will booksellers continue to exist, will writers have to “write” differently” and since we know longer can rely on book covers and the suggestions of booksellers, how do readers decide what to read?  In this hour of Radio Times, the future of books and reading.  We’ll start off our conversation about the health of the publishing industry with Jim Milliot of Publishers Weekly.  Then we turn to Charlotte Abbott, a contributing editor at Publishers Weekly.  She was formerly an acquiring book editor at HarperCollins and Avon Books and now consults with publishers about e-books, e-publishing and their digital strategy.

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This program originally aired on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at 11am EDST and runs about 50 minutes.

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.