By Edward Nawotka
Today’s feature story describes how several organizations in New Zealand banded together to establish a digital publishing collective that is a one-stop-shop for conversion, distribution, management, marketing and sales. The program is aided by the fact that 28 publishers accounted for 92% of the national turnover, which makes establishing working relationships among bulk of the book business that much easier.
Could a similar system with a comparably sized publishing business replicate the program? Where might this work? And could it work for a nation isolated by language, like say Iceland or Denmark, whose e-books would not have a large audience of potential customer/readers overseas?