The organizers of the Buenos Aires Book Fair, which will run for the next few weeks, invited me to speak at an opening session of their event last Friday. They left the topic completely up to me. What I offered to do, which the organizers liked, was to review the history of the past 20 […]
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Lessons Learned on the Digital Road: How digital change developed in the US bookmarketplace and the English Language View more presentations from The Idea Logical Company.
The idea of vendor-managed inventory has never become particularly popular in the book business, despite a few experiments over the years where it was implemented with great success. (And despite the fact that I was pushing for it back in 1997 and 1998.) But as the book business overall declines, with the print book business […]
There are three overarching realities that are determining the future course of book publishing. They are clear and they are inexorable: Scale, and its close cousin “critical mass”, is the ability to use size as a competitive advantage in any endeavor; Verticalization, or being in sync with the inherent capability of the Internet to deliver […]