No one can say with any assurance where the future of publishing lies, but Harper Studio is certainly putting forth a convincing example of how a house might deal with the oncoming changes. Just last week they struck a deal with Borders who has agreed to buy Harper Studio’s books on a non returnable basis in exchange for a steeper discount on the purchase price. The HarperCollins imprint is also continually increasing their online presence with their blog The 26th Story, which is how we came across this interview Harper Studio head Bob Miller did with Jeff Jarvis, ostensibly about Jarvis’ new book What Would Google Do? but the discussion also turns to the relationship between Google and authors and publishers. Watch an excerpt after the jump.
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