Frankfurt BookFair is just around the corner and everyone in the publishing industry is working hard setting up the last meetings, preparing rights lists and marketing materials, dreaming and aiming at the 2014 bestseller.
With the fair comes the usual discussion about the future of our industry. There is now a new space where such discussions can flourish and where publishing professionals can find some answers to the many questions regarding the future: Contec. The program looks very interesting and i’m looking forward to listen to as much talks as i can during the day.
The first CUNY Publishing Institute will take place next week, June 3-7.
It will be a five-day course on book publishing for both entrepreneurs and people in the industry and will focus on new possibilities in book publishing in this rapidly changing world.
Those who complete this program will:
- Gain an understanding of the practicalities of working at a book publishing start-up
- Learn about key areas of change in the book publishing industry
- Meet some of the new players in the world of digital book publishing
- Have a sense of the process of book production
- Gain familiarity with the ins and outs of book industry marketing and distribution
- Learn about book contracts and royalties
The course speakers are publishers, editors, and writers, among which there are representatives from traditional houses as well as start-ups.
IfBookThen attendees and the readers of this blog will have the opportunity to have $200 discount to register for the course, thanks to a collaboration between IfBookThen and CUNY Publishing Institute.
Publish Smarter – explore new technologies and ways to publish
Publish Faster – with digital, multimedia and e-marketing strategies
CUNY Publishing Institute » Information
IfBookThen was held last week and it was a great success both in Milan and in Stockholm!
On Slideshare and under Speakers’ profiles you can find the presentations shown during the conferences.
ITALIAN PRESS REVIEW
Here you can find the Italian press review, all the articles and posts published before and after the conference in Milan.
Below there are some articles and interviews from international media.
Here you can find the VIDEOS of all presentations!
For hot topics covered at IfBookThen Milan and IfBookThen Stockholm see #ibt13 and #ibtsthlm and our Storify.
Giovanni Bonfanti has been working for A.T. Kearney since 1998 and is a Principal in the Milan office.
Overall, he has 15 years of professional experience with international organizations from several industries, such as retail and consumer goods. He is an expert in the publishing sector, with a focus on innovation and operations issues. He has deep expertise across different functional practices: innovation, supply chain, restructuring and organizational design among others. Prior to joining management consulting, he was a logistic planner at two prominent manufacturers in the consumer goods and mechanical industries, respectively.
Here is the VIDEO of A.T.Kearney-Bookrepublic presentation.
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Svein Moe Ihler is covering the Nordic region as a Business Developer working for Océ – a Canon group company. He has gained a long track record in the printing industry, both national and international.
As a representative for a technology provider towards an industry that experience a pressure on the traditional paper based communication, he has a mission in implementing ideas about new business models for the printing industry.
LinkedIn | @marcoghezzi
Marco Ghezzi is CEO and Co-Founder at Bookrepublic. He has been working at the intersection of publishing and technology for many years, and has gained extensive experience in developing and managing publishing companies, leveraging all the opportunities new technology has to offer. Marco is the founder and organiser of IfBookThen Milan, and will speak at IfBookThen Stockholm.
David Walter is Research and Development Analyst for Nielsen BookScan, based in the UK. His work sees him analysing book markets in 9 countries across 5 continents, and collaborating with colleagues and clients throughout these territories. David works with publishers and media partners, and is currently involved in developing a BookScan service for Brazil, which is due to launch in 2013.
Here is the VIDEO of Nielsen presentation.
View more presentations from IfBookThen
Blog | @plocatink | @ericsson_uxlab
Joakim Formo is a norwegian designer, inventor and Senior Researcher at the global telecommunications giant Ericsson. In his work with the User Experience Lab at Ericsson Research he explores tangible design concepts related to the experiential, affective and meaningful aspects of people’s interactions with technologies and networks. Joakim has been with Ericsson Research since 2007, he is based in Stockholm and he probably owns fewer tech gadgets than the average. Joakim will participate at IfBookThen Stockholm.
Blog | @serena_danna
Serena Danna is an Italian journalist. She writes about digital cultures for Corriere della Sera. Previously she worked for Il Sole 24 Ore, for the editorial page and the cultural supplement. She collaborated with the Guardian and with the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York. She started her journalistic career in 2003, writing for the newspaper il manifesto. She is author of the book “Prodotto interno mafia” (Einaudi, 2011).