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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

Cristoph Blasi

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

Nina Klein

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

Cristoph Blasi

On the interoperability of e-book formats

By Christoph Bläsi

A study into interoperability of e-book formats was unveiled at the EIBF Annual Conference, Brussels, 16 May and was presented during the CONTEC conference, in the TISP session ‘Business models for e-book distribution. Interoperability and opportunities in the multilingual Europe‘. Here’s Christoph Bläsi introduction … Continue reading