Category Archives: Digital Management

Darwinian Evolution at the Frankfurt Book Fair

Frankfurt Book Fair days are the best of days, and also the worst of days. Within several huge halls are assembled a good segment of the global publishing community, and if you stand above the hubbub and watch carefully, you … Continue reading

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Lessons from an older format revolution

For many of us, the wave of digital change driven by e-books causes turmoil. “How can I succeed in this new world when I am a literary person, not a technology person?” “Should I acquire, market or distribute e-books in … Continue reading

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How Publishers can flourish in the Digital Age, Part 3: Money for Nothing.

At the O’Reilly Tools of Change conference earlier this year, Kevin Kelly defined the term “generatives” as a way to generate value even when the copy is free. So when is paid better than free? Consider the days of radio … Continue reading

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How to make a profit when books are 99 cents. Part 1: Book entertainment is a service.

Industry commentators in the USA are warning that the e-book tipping point is already here. The latest NYT bestseller lists are showing 99 cent e-books in the rankings.  If e-book pricing declines, and more books are sold as e-books, how … Continue reading

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