Book Buying In The Digital Age

Book Buying In The Digital Age

Can an algorithm ever really replicate the serendipity of stumbling across a new author in a book store?

As the publishing industry migrates to e-books and the number of brick-and-mortar bookstores continues to shrink, many readers are turning to social networks and online retailers for reading recommendations. But can these digital tools ever really replicate the serendipity of stumbling across a new author in a book store? We explore how technology is changing the way we discover new authors.

Guests

Peter Hildick-Smith

Founder and CEO, Codex Group LLC

Neil Baptista

CEO and Co-founder, Odyl

Mark Athitakis

Book Critic; Author

Patrick Brown

Director of Author Marketing, Goodreads

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