*+-The founders of the UK’s Literary Platform reflect on the changes they’ve seen in digital publishing over the 5 years since launching their consultancy.
*+-With three leading figures in UK publishing passing away in the past few weeks there has been a palpable sense of an old order changing.
*+-‘New technology always stirs up fears of the unknown,’ says Javier Celaya, author of the publishing report, New Business Models in the Digital Age.
*+-Technology is being adapted to glean data from users and consumers in a variety of cultural spaces, from bookshops to libraries to museum shops.
*+-‘We are finally shedding archaic typographic rules, and technology now allows emotion to return to printed text,’ argues Anthony Franco of EffectiveUI.
*+-To the surprise of many, the bestselling title at Amazon US is by Scottish illustrator Johanna Basford, whose adult coloring books are topping the charts.
*+-‘Amazon is no longer as powerful as it seemed’ and is suffering a crisis, argues Charles Arthur, ex-tech editor of the Guardian and author of Digital Wars.
*+-For Sara Lloyd of Pan Macmillan, book marketing in 2015 is all about mobile, millennials, and the interplay of real and virtual worlds. — a topic she’ll address at the LBF’s Digital Minds conference next Monday.
*+-Illustrated books and textbooks, far more than novels, require more effort produce and updated digital tools are necessary to make that process easier.
*+-Publishing Perspectives and Publishing Technology co-publish a white paper based on Publishing Technology’s research on ‘How Millennials Consume Content’ and findings from experts in media, marketing, and technology on how to reach this growing audience.