May 28, 2022

Ingram CEO Skip Prichard Delivers Keynote at Tools of Change Publishing Conference

The Tools of Change for Publishing Conference is taking place this week in NYC and on Tuesday, Ingram’s CEO, Skip Prichard, spoke at the event. What is the conference all about?

Driven by the Internet, technology is fundamentally transforming publishing. Creation, development, production, distribution, and consumption have all been touched by the changes and challenges that have accompanied the greatest shifts in publishing since the printing press. Which technologies are important? Which provide exciting business opportunities? And what are the strategic questions you need to consider in adopting new models?

As is always the case, Sue Polanka from the No Shelf Required blog (she’s also the author of a bestselling book with the same name,) has posted a review of what Mr. Prichard’s speech.  You can access the review here.

The entire book industry’s business model is in a period of change. Libraries are changing, everyone is changing and adapting.  The digital age –  It is here.  This is not  a phase, not a temporary thing. It is here.  Experts are popping out everywhere and offering predictions on the future. Bet your strategy on a single prediction and you BETTER be right. –Skip Prichard

But wait, there’s more.

A video library with several presentations is online (free) along with the slides from a number of presentations at Tools of Change are already available online.

Presentations Include:

+ All about EPUB3: An Update

+ Going Mobile: Checklist for Delivering Your Content on Devices

+ Introducing Prophero for Educational Publishers: Transforming Product Delivery

and several others.

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.