Amidst the alarmist rumours about the future of print publishing, what lessons could the industry learn from rabble-rousing digital natives? What are some of the ways indie publishers are succeeding in the volatile book market?
Publishing production processes have undergone a revolution in the Digital Age - but the question of profitability has never been satisfactorily answered.
In this blog, we’ll discuss:
- Pre-publication processes made possible by digital developments; offshoring technology, outsourcing editorial
- Profitability in highly competitive trade and academic publishing markets
New information and communication technologies present significant challenges for publishers, forcing them to revise their strategies and find new ways of engaging their readers. Christina Banou, assistant professor in publishing and book policy at the Ionian University of Corfu, sees these technologies from a different perspective: in Re-Inventing the Book (2016), she explains how many of today’s issues are not as new as they seem, and reminds us that challenges to old ways of doing things offer great opportunities to innovate and surprise.
How automation and digital production workflows are increasing efficiencies and reshaping publishing production labour and processes.