[ONLINE] - Book Smart: The Future of Publishing


A pandemic-forced quarantine and a nationwide movement demanding racial and social justice have provided us two powerful reminders of the importance of books in our lives. Books entertain and inspire us, and contextualize and ultimately capture our shared historical moments. The book industry has appeared resilient in the face of technological trends that have so disrupted other media and entertainment forms, but what does its future hold for readers, authors, and compelling storytelling?  And what can the industry do to ensure its output reflects the full diversity of American society?  Join us Thursday, June 11 for less than an hour at 4:00 pm EDT to discuss the future of books.


Priscilla Painton, @ppainton
Vice President and Executive Editor, Simon & Schuster

Laura Miller, @magiciansbook
Books and Culture Columnist, Slate

Brandon Tensley, @BrandonTensley
National Political Writer, CNN Politics

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