DBW: Sargent says 'wait and see' on Trump's presidency

DBW: Sargent says 'wait and see' on Trump's presidency

Macmillan c.e.o. John Sargent and Nielsen’s Jonathan Stolper kicked off the Digital Book World conference in New York on Tuesday (17th January) on a positive note about the survival of print, both men reminding us that it could easily have been very different, as the decimated music and video businesses well know.

The famously plain-speaking Sargent also provided a counterintuitive reality check for those hand-wringing about the future of books under the about-to-be-inaugurated Donald Trump. Although the front page of the New York Times on Monday celebrated Barack Obama as a tremendous rea...

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