Digital libraries and publishing business models between innovation and disruption

By Paola Mazzucchi and Anna Lionetti

In occasion of the conference Digital library – la biblioteca partecipata held in Milano on 12th-13th March, the session “E-book subscriptions: a debate between publishers and librarians” gathered a panel of publishers, distributors, librarians and experts from the book sector discussing the … Continue reading

Publishing for Digital Minds

By Linda Bennett

On April 13th the London Book Fair Publishing for Digital Minds took place for the first time at the Olympia Conference Centre, focusing on consumer engagement, future trends and content strategies. Giving the keynote speech, author David Nicholls said that … Continue reading

Emprendelibro and the Spanish digital way

By Javier Fierro

EmprendeLibro is an incubation program created by Fundación Germán Sánchez Ruipérez and Factoría Cultural to support emerging initiatives in digital publishing field in Spanish language. In this article, Javier Fierro explains how the programme is born and how it is … Continue reading

BooXtream

The Netherlands
Mainly trade publishing, also STM publishing, professional publishing

BooXtream is the leading ‘Social DRM’ e-book watermarking and personalisation technology. BooXtream started in the Netherlands, but e-book watermarking really took off when UK based Pottermore decided to use it for the Harry Potter e-books in 2012. This created headlines … Continue reading

SIVECO

Romania
Educational publishing

SIVECO Romania is the leading Romanian software house and one of the most successful regional leaders in e-learning, e-health, e-agriculture, e-customs, and e-business from Central and Eastern Europe. The company develops and exports software products and high value added consultancy projects … Continue reading

Exploring the potential of technology in education

By TISP network

On January 2015, TISP partners visited the BETTshow in London, the world’s largest learning technology event. Spread across 4 days, the event was quite impressive, featuring about 100 seminars per day and almost 800 exhibitors – among which were most … Continue reading

Who’s the digital reader?

By Annemie Speybrouck

Some weeks ago we published the results of a large-scale survey that measured the digital reading and buying habits in Flanders, Belgium. This research was conducted by Prof. Dr. Valérie-Anne Bleyen (Valerie-Anne.Bleyen@vub.ac.be) and Olivier Braet (Olivier.Braet@vub.ac.be) of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (research … Continue reading

Digital tsunami creates great opportunities

By Annemie Speybrouck

With an indoor comic theme park opening in 2015, a comics platform being tested by a user group, gamification on educational platforms and new reading experiences for preschoolers and young adults, the Flemish book industry enhances the digital playground. Striptease, … Continue reading

What’s next in the future of publishing? 11 topmost from Digital Book World

By Anna Lionetti

Electronic publishing analyst Thad McIlroy recently released the study 11 Topmost Digital Book Publishing Trends & Opportunities commissioned by Digital Book World, providing an analysis of the current trends and making some key predictions on the opportunities for publishers in … Continue reading