The growth in publishing and drastic development in readership was discussed at the KLF 2019, with a panel consisting of prominent figures of publishing like Anand Padmanabhan, Mini Krishnan, Prashasti Rastogi and Rubin D'cruz as moderator.
Anand Padmanabhan explained the strategical growth in readership and multiple format of book selling in the digital era. Prashasti Rastogi added that the next generation should be equipped with reading facilities in the digital world.
Mini Krishnan admitted the changes are brought about by the digital revolution but according to her the print version is far more efficient. "There is a book to answer every question," Prashasti added. The panel was of the opinion that the poverty and illiteracy among Indians are the main obstacles to a wide readership. "The future of reading can be brought out only by changing the academics," Mini concluded.