In this, the second of a series of four videos, Professor John Thompson, author of Merchants of Culture, a highly acclaimed study of trade publishing, talks about the ebook landscape today. What kinds of readers are buying ebooks and which genres are they reading? And which countries have been most enthusiastic about adopting ebooks?
'The demise of Borders in 2010 represents the end of an era.' In this final video in a series of four, Professor John Thompson of Cambridge University ventures some predictions about the future of the book publishing industry. Watch this video to hear what the future may hold for book retailers, publishers and authors struggling to find readers. What sort of industry will new opportunities and pressures create?
Matthew Stadler, co-founder of Publication Studio, gave this talk as a keynote at Richard Hugo House's writer's conference, "Finding Your Audience in the 21st Century," on May 22, 2010. This is a condensed version of the talk.
In this, the third of a series of four videos, Professor John Thompson, author of Merchants of Culture, a highly acclaimed study of trade publishing today, talks about both the threats and opportunities which the ebook revolution presents to publishers. Among the opportunities are a much simpler and more cost-effective publishing supply chain; the scope to create new types of books with integrated multi-media content and to experiment with other forms of product. Under the rubric of threats, he discusses 'disintermediation' - the removal of middle-men in the supply chain; digital piracy