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Jeff and all the hamsters are doing just fine, FutureBook!

Jeff and all the hamsters are doing just fine, FutureBook!

The old saying goes that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Jeff Bezos and hamsters – it’s a brilliant headline for any publishing news outlet to use to capture any reader’s attention. This week The Bookseller published an excellent article by Chris McVeigh via FutureBook, Jeff Bezos Ate My Hamster. McVeigh begins his article by noting

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The Future of Publishing 2020: A Program for Publishers and Self-Publishers (Part 2)

In January this year, as part of my series of articles on The Future of Publishing 2020, I finished with A Program for Publishers and Self-Publishers – Part 1. I looked at the role of self-publishing, its development and shift (or acceptance if you will) into the world of mainstream publishing, specifically through new imprints

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Self-Publishers will become publishers | Tim O’Reilly TOC New York

Tim O’Reilly, CEO of O’Reilly Media, had some positive notes on the future of publishing when he was interviewed by Jenn Webb at the recent O’Reilly Tools of Change Conference in New York. “There’s no question in my mind that self-publishing is the wave of the future, with one big caveat: self-publishers will become publishers.

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BBC Radio 4 – The Bottom Line | Books and The Future of Publishing

BBC Radio 4 programme, The Bottom Line, discussed books and the future of publishing last week. Presented by Evan Davis and featuring studio guests Jonny Geller, literary agent and joint CEO Curtis Brown; Victoria Barnsley, CEO of publisher HarperCollins UK & International; Michael Tamblyn, Chief Content Officer at Toronto-based ebook retailer Kobo. The programme was

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The Future of Publishing 2020: A Program For Publishers and Self-Publishers (Part 1)

During the last few months of 2012, there has been a great deal of discussion among authors, as well as the wider publishing media, about the role of self-publishing within the mainstream industry. While some have reported the successes of self-published authors like Colleen Hoover, Bella Andre, and Samantha Young during 2012—and the moves by

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Best of 2012 TIPM: The Future of Publishing 2020: Translation and Publishing in the 21st Century

This is our best of 2012 TIPM articles. Have a great New Year…In my last article on TIPM, I talked about how digitalization and The Self-Publishing Honeypot has helped transform publishers from the role of curator and educator to one of facilitator and provider. The transformation is far from complete, and many within the industry—in

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The Future of Publishing 2020: Translation and Publishing in the 21st Century

In my last article on TIPM, I talked about how digitalization and The Self-Publishing Honeypot has helped transform publishers from the role of curator and educator to one of facilitator and provider. The transformation is far from complete, and many within the industry—in spite of digitalization heralding the age of disintermediation and the rise of

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