Ad Astra 2016

Toronto, Ontario, 29th April to 1st May 2016


29th April to 1st May 2016 10:00 am - 11:59 pm

Website: Ad Astra 2016


Sheraton Parkway North Toronto Hotel and Suites
9005 Leslie Street, Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4B 1B2
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April 30, 2016, 11:00 am

Do Used Books Help or Hurt Authors and Publishers?


It's an argument that's crucial in our digital age - we all know why piracy hurts authors, but what's the impact of used book sales? Used books can be more affordable for consumers, and as the big box bookstores close down in competition with Amazon and online retailers, used bookstores seem like they may be the last physical bookstores standing. But some readers may be hesitant to pick up a copy of their favourite book in a used book store if they don't understand its impact or feel like that dollar isn't finding its way to an author. In this panel, authors discuss the value of used books in the marketplace and the impact that they have on their own success.

Hall: Richmond B Track: The Publishing Industry Type: Panel