Oxford Mail - 5th March 2012
Oxford author Philip Pullman last night gave the scheme a cautious welcome. The His Dark Materials author said: “If it means more books are available to more people then I think that’s a good thing.”
But voicing his fears about the impact of eBooks on publishing, he added: “It’s something that authors, publishers and agents are very worried about at the moment.
“The whole question is very, very tangled.”
Talking of the potential reduction in publishing royalties, Mr Pullman said: “I see absolutely no reason why we should give up part of our income because someone has found a new way to provide books.”
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