The Great Debate, one of the highlights of The London Book Fair, returns for the fourth consecutive year.
The proposition being debated this year is:
It’s all about size. Bigger is always better.
Can only book industry giants survive and prosper? Is that the lesson from the dominance of Amazon and merger of Penguin & Random House? Or does the future belong to the small and agile, the digital natives, the independent publishers and individual creators? And what does it mean if you’re stuck in the middle?
Supporting the proposition will be Ken Brooks, SVP Global Supply Chain Management, McGraw Hill Education and Mike Shatzkin of The Idea logical Company. Opposing the proposition will be Stephen Page, CEO of Faber & Faber and Scott Waxman of Waxman Leavell Literary Agency and Diversion Books. Susan Danziger, Founder/CEO of Ziggeo and Michael Healy, Executive Director, International Relations, Copyright Clearance Center will moderate the debate.
Join us for what is always a fun, provocative and enlightening event. Come cast your vote, ask a question, and help decide which team wins.
Note that it's free for anyone who has paid admission to the London Book Fair.