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


Educational publishing

Knooppunt is a unique secure distribution system of licensed educational content. On Knooppunt, pupils/students and teachers/instructors gain easy access to all the digital material that accompanies their course books. Users can register on Knooppunt for free, but to add material … Continue reading

Survey “R&D needs in European book publishing”

By TISP network

Innovation is of great importance to book publishers: almost three quarters (77%) of the over 120 respondents to a Europe-wide qualitative survey said they are developing new products and services. However, there are several barriers limiting the ability of publishers … Continue reading

What do publishers need in order to innovate?

By Enrico Turrin

On October 8th took place the EU stakeholder workshop ‘What do publishers need in order to innovate?’, organised jointly by the TISP project and the NEM initiative (New European Media, the European Technology Platform dedicated to media and creative industries), to … Continue reading

Business models for e-publishing

By Christoph Bläsi

This paper classifies the common revenue models for digital versions of books across different market segments, from ´reader/user pays´ to the so-called lead generation, where readers/users ´pay´ with detailed information about themselves (and their company). Zooming out to look at … Continue reading

New business models in publishing: start-ups and their strategies

By Nina Klein

What publishing can learn from start-ups With mass-market e-readers available on a large scale, digitization has long reached mass market book publishing, as well, having already conquered other creative industries like music and press publishing. Traditional definitions of books no … Continue reading

Toward a content experience

By Frank Salliau

First of all, what’s your job? I’ve been working for the past 5 years with the Flemish sector federation Boek.be as IT-manager where I was involved with several digital aspects within the book profession, from metadata to digital book promotion … Continue reading