The Future of the Book

The literary and publishing ecosystem is facing a major transformation. Can we imagine a future beyond the traditional book? What’s going on with new readers, digital narratives and publishing options in a world that’s changing for good?

Storytelling

The book to come

Javier Celaya

Artificial intelligence, big data, and virtual reality are set to change the book world over the next ten years.

“Lovers of print are simply confusing the plate for the food.”

Douglas Adams

Storytelling

The emergence of the voice

Jorge Carrión

In a world of communications where writing and audiovisual formats prevail, the voice and sound are making their way into the foreground.

“Devices are not dangerous for literature. People can be dangerous for literature. People, for example, who do not read.”

László Krasznahorkai

“A computer does not smell.”

Ray Bradbury

“Books are no more threatened by kindle than stairs by elevators.”

Stephen Fry