First published on www.theguardian.com
The digital publishing boom of the last few years has changed the book business for ever, or has it? As a three-day conference began to debate ‘literary values in a digital age’, we reported the views of editors, activists, writers, doubters and digital pioneers.
Here is our live coverage as it happened. The conference continues through the weekend and you can follow it on Twitter through #TLC14
We’ll be reporting the latest statistics from Nielsen book on self-publishing and e-books in the UK, and quizzing a panel including Faber SEO Stephen Page, leading agent James Gill and Diego Marano, who heads up the self-publishing arm of digital bookseller Kobo, about how much things have changed down on the coalface.