12:00am

Tue June 5, 2012
Economy/Labor/Biz

Today's Your Call: Who controls the future of the book?

On the next Your Call, we’ll talk about how e-books are changing the economy of publishing and creating an uncertain future for writers, readers, libraries, and booksellers.   Apple and some major publishers are the target of an antitrust suit that could ironically boost Amazon’s already dominant position.  Meanwhile, librarians struggle to provide access to e-books and independent bookstores are scrambling to get into the e-book business themselves.  What’s next, and what’s best for book-lovers?  It’s Your Call, with Matt Martin, and you.

Guests

Sarah Houghton, director of the San Rafael Public Library and creator of the "Librarian in Black" Blog

Amy Thomas, owner of Pegasus Books

Web Resources

Librarian in Black

Pegasus Books

OpenLibrary

Gluejar

The Amazon Effect by Steve Wasserman on The Nation

Publishers hit back vigorously against accusations of ebook price-fixing by Alison Flood on The Guardian

Indie bookstores go electronic to survive

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