From Knowledge@Wharton: Alberto Vitale was running Bantam Books, the world leader in paper­backs, when the Newhouse family recruited him to become the COO of Random House. In that role, and later as the CEO of one of the world’s top publishing firms, Vitale oversaw huge changes in the publishing industry. In this inter­view with Stephen J. Kobrin, publisher and exec­u­tive director of Wharton Digital Press, and Knowledge@Wharton, Vitale discusses the rise of digital publishing, the future of book­stores and the glob­al­iza­tion of copy­right, among other issues. · Go to Former Random House CEO Alberto Vitale: Paper books will evolve into more precious prod­ucts →