A post election look at what publishers can learn from the process.
We typically classify publishers as Old Media and New Media, but now we have companies that are part of a new paradigm, the Dat Media company. Such companies sit above both Old and New, studying patterns in usage and in the databases of information aggregated by publishers.
Revisiting Joe Esposito’s post on the real world concerns of the research community. Although many people claim to know what scientists want, the author’s own ongoing survey has come up with results that are at odds with most conventional wisdom. This post summarizes those findings and identifies a near-universal view held by many scientists.
Although many people claim to know what scientists want, the author’s own ongoing survey has come up with results that are at odds with most conventional wisdom. This post summarizes those findings and identifies a near-universal view held by many scientists.
Lessons learned from Mike Walsh’s keynote speech at the Special Libraries Association Meeting.
As Day 1 of the SSP Annual Meeting draws to a close, a few ideas seemed worth sharing.
When a popular and iconic product is ended, the outrage doesn’t match the pragmatism and agility we all espouse. TOC’s end is one such example.
The recent sale of Mendeley exposed surprisingly naive perspectives on the company’s clear and inherent goals. Other venture capital plays are afoot in scientific publishing and academia. When will we stop being the prey?
A new publishing ecosystem is emerging that includes among its participants O’Reilly Media, Pearson, Safari Books, Barnes & Noble, Microsoft, and Liberty Media. This new ecosystem may come to challenge the proprietary ebook networks of Amazon and Apple.
While the effect of piracy on some book sales is still debatable, college textbooks lose sales when online file-sharing becomes prevalent. A recent examination of the situation in a market outside the U.S. provides a laboratory example.
When publishers don’t employ foresight, they find themselves with challenges to their businesses, often from unexpected directions. Innovation is an imperative.
The publisher of Harper’s proves himself an anachronist, while O’Reilly scolds other publishers to wake up!
Trends in mobile, cloud, and personal computing all point to a redefinition of privacy, with convenience and value competing effectively for preeminence.
Technological platform wars have taken control of the book business, and publishers are now collateral damage in the fight.
O’Reilly brings its Tools of Change meeting to Frankfurt, with mixed results. The keynotes were the most inspiring.