When big tech met books

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Phillipa McGuinness

Writer and publisher Phillipa McGuinness reflects on how the publishing industry has been disrupted after Google, Amazon, Apple and the now-extinct Borders.

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Phillipa McGuinness takes a retrospective view of the future of books. Image supplied.

About the author

Phillipa McGuinnes is publishing director at NewSouth Books and author of several non-fiction titles including Copyfight and The Year That Changed Everything. Her essays and articles have appeared in The Guardian, Meanjin and The Griffith Review. She has been commissioning books for over 20 years including award-winning books about history, politics and biography.