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Publishers fail at ‘curating content’
01.01.70 | Katie Allen
Traditional publishers are not succeeding at curating content, delegates at “The Great Debate: The Fight for Survival” at this week's London Book Fair heard, with representatives from digital start-ups arguing this failure will ultimately cause publishers to be sidelined.
Wattpad co-founder Allen Lau argued that the internet, through social media and self-publishing sites, has replaced publishers as a means of selecting content, saying: “Publishers are not doing a very good job of curating content, and the internet will come in and do that job.”