Podcast: Now the paperback is dead?

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First it was the novel, but now the paperback is dead?

In this episode of the Adventures With Words podcast, Rob and Kate discuss the demise, or more accurately the decline, of the paperback, prompted by articles in The Bookseller magazine. Paperback sales have declined significantly – which could be due to a rise in ebook sales or the recession – however they still make up 66% of the book sales market.

What should publishers do to boost sales? Is it as bad as it seems? Is the paperback still the book format of the people? Rob and Kate chat about these questions, share some paperback horror stories and ponder what they would do to keep paperbacks alive and kicking.

They also talk about what they’re reading at the moment. Rob is reading a hardback – Solo by William Boyd (Jonathan Cape), and Kate has just read We Were Liars by E. Lockhart, and is currently reading The Black North by Nigel McDowell (both Hot Key Books).

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Episode 95. An Adventures With Words production.

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