May 29, 2022

Publishing: The Economist Publishes an Online Essay About the Future of the Book

The five-chapter essay (5000+ words) is titled, “From Papyrus to Pixels: The Digital Transformation Has Only Just Begun” and is available in web or book-like formats. It can also be listened to.

It includes several charts and a bibliography is also included.

Direct to Full Text Essay (via The

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