Kindle: a decade of publishing's game-changer

Kindle: a decade of publishing's game-changer

The advent of the Kindle e-reader 10 years ago has had a “dramatic” and lasting impact on the publishing industry, but while the disruption has been “fundamentally good” for the trade, it has not been without its casualties, chief executives have reflected. 

A decade on from the launch of Amazon’s first e-reader in the US in 2007 - a “transformative milestone” in the book world, reckons Penguin Random House UK chief Tom Weldon - publishers are united in their agreement it has had a positive influence on the book world by widening the market, leading to the creation of new companies, improv...

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