Tagged: future

Starting to Accept the Neighbours – @Tom_Chalmers

There was a lack of change in the air at this month’s London Book Fair, but for once this may not have been a bad... Read more

What’s Love Got To Do With It? by @Tom_Chalmers

The book world is undoubtedly a passion industry – writers are usually driven by aspiration, publishers should be fuelled by creativity in producing the best... Read more

From format war to sustainability fight

History is repeating itself. The developments we currently see with e-books, are in fact not new. In the early eighties there was a battle between... Read more

Change

It's crisis. Yes, still. When it will end? Nobody knows. Although, according to Bernard Wientjes of the Dutch labour union VNO-NCW, the crisis will end... Read more

Publishers: go hybrid!

People who know me, know that I like to draw comparisons with other industries to clarify where the book world is heading to. Usually, I... Read more

Future of Foyles: Shelving the Bookstore?

I recently had the pleasure of attending Foyles’ ‘bookshop of the future’ workshop. The iconic Charing Cross bookstore is about to relocate and, in so... Read more

The fight you will have to fight

As I wrote earlier , the book world is facing a series of unmatched challenges. Never before did we had to deal with so many... Read more

Survival of the entrepreneur

We would all not survive the year 2012. But, since you're reading this, the opposite is true. Of course, The Mayan calendar with its predictions... Read more

Hybridically Digital. Digitally Hybridic.

I attended the Tools of Change conference in New York , recently. In lieu of an overview of the conference - which was both varied... Read more

Turning the tanker around: navigating publishing's future

Is publishing a vast, slow-moving tanker that will take some time to turn around? Or rather a fishing boat seeking out “ blue oceans ”... Read more

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