Last week, an interview with Publisher Peter Conners was aired on Need To Know Rochester, a television program of Rochester's local WXXI News. Conners, along with the last few bookstore owners in the Rochester area, discuss the movement from print books to e-books, as well as the effects of major chains and websites like Barnes & Noble and Amazon.com. Conners gives insight into how an independent publisher like BOA deals with the e-book trend, and notes that BOA’s sales still come primarily from books in print. He also comments that when BOA books are course-adopted for classrooms, students tend to prefer print over e-book editions. The story begins at the "8:40" time-mark in the video below. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=eB29LyHxGfI In addition to the television airing, WWXI released the full interview with Conners exclusively on their website as a "Need to Know Rochester Extra." The nearly-25 minute interview provides additional insights into the world of poetry and e-books and how BOA is able to continue as a successful organization. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=DvCW4ZjryG0 Need To Know Rochester, an award-winning, half-hour weekly news and public affairs program, provides in-depth coverage on community issues that matter to Rochesterians. The program is produced by WXXI and hosted by Hélène Biandudi. WXXI is an NPR, PBS, and PRI affiliate.
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