In 2020, Will We Be Reading Books on the Inside of Our Eyelids?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka

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The year 2020 is not as far away as you think. In today’s lead story Richard Eoin Nash offers a vision of publishing in the decade to come. He sees the end of big corporate publishing and chain booksellers and technological advances that act as a catalyst for creativity. Writers will be inspired to work in multiple formats and will be better paid for their effort. And all the talk about the “death of publishing” will come to an end.

What do you foresee for the next ten years of the book business? Will it look as radically different from today as Nash suggests? Will e-books outsell bound books? And will we be all be reading books and surfing the internet on the inside our eyelids?

Tell us what you think in the comments below or via Twitter using hashtag #ppdiscuss.

About the Author

Edward Nawotka

A widely published critic and essayist, Edward Nawotka serves as a speaker, educator and consultant for institutions and businesses involved in the global publishing and content industries. He was also editor-in-chief of Publishing Perspectives since the launch of the publication in 2009 until January 2016.