Thu, Jul 19, 2012 -- 10:00 AM
The Rise of E-BooksDownload audio (MP3)
According to a new report, sales of e-books grew to more than $2 billion last year. E-book sales in the adult fiction category actually surpassed hardbacks and paperbacks. Meanwhile, more and more authors are choosing to publish their work electronically. We discuss the growing popularity of e-books, and how they're transforming the publishing industry.
Host: Michael Krasny
- Alan Cheuse, book critic for NPR's All Things Considered and author of "Song of Slaves in the Desert"
- Bill Petrocelli, co-owner of Book Passage
- Dominique Raccah, founder of Sourcebooks, an independent book publisher
- Jeremy Greenfield, editorial director for Digital Book World