Transformation and Disintermediation In The Publishing Industry – Final Word Of 2011

  I’ve written about the different facets of transformation and disintermediation in the publishing industry throughout 2010 and 2011 but I wanted to share a more personal angle and distil the lessons I’ve learned into ten key points that will guide me in 2012. You can take a horse to water, but you can’t make […]

How semi-automated curation helps niche publishers stay relevant

Print publishing was built on specialist skills in editorial, design, production, reprography, print sourcing and buying, shipping, B2B relations, promotion, pricing and distribution. All these were high value specialist skills that publishers could charge a premium for. They gave access to the market and thy were the sole route to market. There was no other […]

Creeping Normalcy: Fact Not Fiction.

If you’ve read the boiling frog story you’ll know it’s a widespread anecdote describing a frog slowly being boiled alive. The premise is that when a frog is placed in boiling water, it will jump out, but if it is placed in cold water, then slowly heated, it will not perceive the danger and will be […]