'Writers still need publishers'

<p>Faber c.e.o. and Publishers Association president Stephen Page has made a plea for the continued value of publishers in a rapidly changing digital world.</p><p>Page, who delivered the Guardian Review&#39;s World Book Day lecture this Wednesday, was responding to comments from agent David Godwin, who last year suggested that writers in the future will no longer need publishers as they will post their books online themselves.</p><p>Page said agents&#39; attempts to render the author/publisher relationship redundant echoed the rise of Napster, &quot;and the presumption among some music acts...

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