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.
and several others.