Introduction Day 2: The Unbound Book Conference. By Candy Duinker (Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam) and announcement Session 4: Future Publishing Industries by Bas Savenije (Koninklijke Bibltiotheek). Conference Day 2, May 21, Amsterdam, 11.00 - 12.30.
This panel will focus on the affordances and political economies of the publishing industry and libraries. If the book has no paper-based bindings, how will publishers package and monetize content? How will libraries organize and distribute information? Will publishing cycles radically change, due to cheap reproduction and storage costs? Publishing has decentralized beyond the traditional domain of professional houses to include Amazon, Google, Apple, and even libraries. How will these new players influence the field? What new economies will e-readers and e-books develop? How will print-on-demand change all these institutions? This panel will provide perspectives from the scholarly and popular book trade, authors, and libraries.