What will the economics of authorship be in the future? In what new ways will authors engage with their read­ers?


In a mar­ket­place of ideas dis­rupted by the Inter­net and dig­i­tal pub­lish­ing, how will authors be paid for their work? What finan­cial arrange­ments and modes of patron­age will enable authors to pay the bills while cre­at­ing new art and knowl­edge? How will lit­er­ary celebrity evolve with social media and ubiq­ui­tous com­put­ing? What new roles will read­ing com­mu­ni­ties play?