Technology does not create quality

PrintWeek India interviewed Bipin Shah, publisher of Mapin Publishing, for its Book Special, produced in late 2013. The interview is reproduced here, by permission. 

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PrintWeek India (PWI): Do you think that the printed book is on its way out? Will illustrated books survive?

Bipin Shah (BS): I won’t say that the printed book is on its way out. The kind of books being published is changing. The numbers are changing. Illustrated books are not going to survive in the present form. Illustrated-book publishing will have to reinvent itself to survive.

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