Fri, 10/05/2013 - 09:06
Nick Perrett, group strategy and digital director at HarperCollins, will open the FutureBook Innovation Workshop on 30th May, framing the afternoon's debate on how publishers can innovate and take charge of the digital disruption. Perrett will join Random House's Dan Franklin, the author...
Mon, 25/03/2013 - 09:30
The FutureBook Innovation Workshop is to return for a third year, with this year's half-day event taking place on 30th May. The workshop will once again be run in association with The Literary Platform, a website that explores the connections between books and technology.
This year's event will be run as part of Digital...
Tue, 11/12/2012 - 11:36
Leading publishing figures stressed the importance of becoming more outward-looking at the final plenary session. Pan Macmillan m.d. Anthony Forbes Watson said the publisher was trying to break down its old methods of working and focus the whole company on “reader engagement”. He said: “We are probably only 10% of the way...
Tue, 11/12/2012 - 11:33
Publishers should use price to show the value of their content, not just to drive sales, delegates heard at the discussion on “Pricing strategies”, chaired by Orb Entertainment m.d. Paul Rhodes.
Michael Tamblyn, e.v.p. of content, sales and marketing at Kobo, argued that pricing was “a living thing” and that it...
Tue, 11/12/2012 - 11:30
Titles published digitally by smaller, specialised publishers are 15% more likely to be read all the way through than titles from the top six publishers, revealed Kobo e.v.p. of content, sales and merchandising Michael Tamblyn.
Speaking at a session titled “Harnessing data to shape your products, marketing and strategy”,...
Tue, 11/12/2012 - 11:27
The relationship between literary agents and their authors will become more of a partnership in future, agents suggested at a panel on “The changing role of the literary agent”, chaired by journalist Porter Anderson.
J K Rowling’s agent Neil Blair, founder of The Blair Partnership, said that agents should take on...
Tue, 11/12/2012 - 11:25
There is a lack of confidence within publishing that is inhibiting the creation of new products fit for the digital age, delegates were told at a panel discussion on “The future editorial product”, chaired by author Nick Harkaway.
Dr Tom Abba, senior lecturer, media, at the University of the West of England, and Baldur...
Tue, 11/12/2012 - 11:17
Publishers have to change before the books they sell do, according to a discussion on “The future publisher” at FutureBook 2012.
Author and consultant Will McInnes said: “It’s not the thing that has to change, it’s the organisation. If that manages to change then the product will change with it.”...
Fri, 07/12/2012 - 10:15
What are the key ingredients we all need to remember to use when facing this uncertain future? The question arises out of The Bookseller’s digital conference, FutureBook 2012, where 600 delegates from across the book spectrum met to discuss and understand where we have come from, where we might be heading, and how we can get...
Fri, 07/12/2012 - 09:00
Strong differences have emerged within the trade over the effectiveness of Digital Rights Management (DRM) on e-book files.
The issue came to the fore as divided views were voiced on DRM at this week's FutureBook Conference (3rd December). Little, Brown c.e.o. Ursula Mackenzie, who is also president of the...