The Bookseller has launched its annual tracker of the publishing's industry's transformation, the FutureBook Digital Census. The survey, which annually attracts more than 1,000 responses from across the book business, looks at the patterns of digital sales growth and industry views on subjects such as e-book pricing and the agency model.
The survey has been relaunched this year to reflect how the sector is continuing to change, with more questions for authors and a new section for those working within start-ups and other book tech companies. It asks what about what their perspective on the book business is, and how we can help them take their innovations to the next stage.
The survey results will be unveiled in the run-up to Futurebook, and published in The Bookseller’s FutureBook Preview. The findings will also form the backdrop to the FutureBook Conference 2015, enabling speakers to learn as much about the wider publishing diaspora as they will learn from the speakers.
To take part in the survey, follow this link to Survey Monkey. To encourage others to take the survey, the link is: surveymonkey.com/r/FBCensus15
For more details about the thinking behind the survey visit this blog by Philip Jones on the FutureBook site.
Last week The Bookseller unveiled a week of events in the run-up to FutureBook 2015, the largest digital conference in Europe. These include an Author Day on 30th November, a BIC Training Seminar, and a cocktail reception for The Bookseller's Rising Stars.
Keynote speakers at the FutureBook Conference, 4th December, include Pottermore chief executive Susan Jurevics, Faber c.e.o. Stephen Page, and Annette Thomas, chief scientific officer at Springer Nature.
For more details on The FutureBook Conference, visit the conference website.