Neil Gaiman gave the keynote speech at the Digital Minds Conference for the 2013 London Book Fair on April 14, 2013. London Book Fair shared the entire approximately 30-minute speech through its YouTube channel. It is worth watching and listening to the whole 30 minutes to hear a great author talk about the effect of books, the changing world of books, how it has changed him, and his thoughts on the future. Some of what he said stirred up some controversy. But in an effort to continue the discussion of how the worlds of books, publishing, and reading are evolving, I wanted to include it here. Edit: I’ve now posted a full transcription of Gaiman’s speech here: https://fallsintowriting.com/2013/04/23/neil-gaiman-speech-full-transcription/ I also took the time to…