Is artificial intelligence coming? That’s the wrong question. Because there are already countless â€“ often unnoticed â€“ examples for the use of AI. On 9 and 10 May in Berlin, the Publishers’ Forum will present two approaches to this mega-trend – Early Bird rates available until Feb 2019. Discussion points include: Which questions and problem […]
What are book statistics good for: Why in times of change, having a road map is critical.
March 15, 2018 by ruediger
Publishers are challenged by declining book markets, a changing readership drifting away from books, as much as new competition from other content and formats – AND by the messy data that are available to build a realistic assessment of what is going on in the first place. And yet, book statistics are seen as a […]
Why must ebooks be so complicated? Sharing Joe Wikert’s hopes&wishes for 2016
January 4, 2016 by ruediger
Instead of making predictions about publishing in 2016, Joe Wikert, the wise man, opts for formulating what he wishes to happen. And so in a very hands on way. I (almost) fully share his hopes! Aside from the obvious (“less DRM“), the well intended (making it easier for publishers to directly interact with their readers, […]