The book industry is in the middle of an existential crisis as the rise of e-books, self-publishing and the internet threaten to overturn its traditional business methods.

The printed book risks going the way of the cuneiform tablet, papyrus scroll or vellum parchment, say the doomsayers.

Yet, the rapid changes in technology are proving a boon to many struggling authors, disappointed by a growing pile of publishers’ rejection letters.  Read the article