Will Amazon Lead Us to the Golden Age of Books?

In collaboration with Future Tense

Photo: New America

When

October 29, 2014

6:30 pm - 8:15 pm

Where

New America NYC

199 Lafayette Street, Suite 3B

New York, NY 10012

We've been saying that Amazon has revolutionized books ever since the company first enabled us to order a book late at night in our pj's ... and at a discount. But Amazon's impact is increasingly being felt not only by readers, but by authors, publishers, and editors as well. Once merely an online book retailer, Amazon is arguably becoming the most influential arbiter of publishable content, and a threat to the traditional author-publisher-reader intermediation. There is no disputing that Amazon will play an outsized role in shaping the future of books, but only time will tell whether its endgame is a desirable destination for book culture.

Join New America NYC and a group of diverse stakeholders -- an author, publisher, bookstore owner, and technology journalist -- for a conversation about the future of books.

Participants:

Hugh Howey
Author, the WOOL series
@hughhowey

Manoush Zomorodi
Host and Managing Editor, New Tech City, WNYC
@manoushz

Lucas Wittmann
Executive Editor and Associate Publisher, Regan Arts
@lucas_wittmann

Sarah McNally
Owner, McNally Jackson Books
@mcnallyjackson

Nick Thompson
Editor, NewYorker.com
@nxthompson