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Publishers' Forum 2014

Publishing of Tomorrow – Get Hold of Leading Ideas! 5 - 6 May 2014 in Berlin

7. April 2014 by Stefan Kaufer | Comments Off

MarkLogic presentation at Forum: “Real Life Tales from Publishing’s Front Lines”

Matt Turner, CTO MarkLogic, will give a keynote on Tuesday 5 May for which the title is “Reinvention, Revolution and Revitalization: Real Life Tales from Publishing’s Front Lines”.

MarkLogic provides software solutions for handling unstructured data. Companies can save considerable amounts of time and cut costs (in comparison with traditional solutions such as relational databases and search engines) by working together with MarkLogic.

Matt says about his talk:

“As the information provider and publishing industries maintain a constant state of change, leading organizations are developing unique innovation and product strategies. This session will explore these strategies, including:
(1)    Innovation hubs: enabling new products while maintaining the core
(2)    Data driven publishing: the complete picture of your users and markets
(3)    Follow the content: where your information is used beyond the touch points of publishing and research
With examples from the front lines of publishers and information providers, this session will discuss how these strategies are allowing organizations to reinvent themselves in the continuing digital revolution and bringing new vitality to the ever changing role of publisher and information provider.”

De Gruyter selected MarkLogic for their Next Generation publishing platform in 2010. Many of the world’s leading publishing houses are customers of MarkLogic, e.g. Elsevier, WILEY, Oxford University Press, Springer etc.

Matt is the CTO, Media and Publishing, at MarkLogic where he develops strategy and solutions for the Media, Publishing and Information Provider markets. Matt works closely with organizations around the world including McGraw-Hill, Warner Bros., Condé Nast and LexisNexis.

7. April 2014 by Stefan Kaufer | Comments Off

Beitrag von MarkLogic auf Forum: “Real Life Tales from Publishing’s Front Lines”

Matt Turner, CTO von MarkLogic, hat seine Keynote am Dienstag, den 5. Mai, unter den Titel ›Reinvention, Revolution and Revitalization – Real Life Tales from Publishing’s Front Lines‹ gestellt.

MarkLogic Corporation ist ein Softwarehaus, das die Verwertung von unstrukturierten Informationen in Unternehmen revolutioniert und Informationsanwendungen entwickelt, die im Vergleich zu konventionellen Technologien – wie relationale Datenbanken und Suchmaschinen – nur einen Bruchteil an Zeit und Kosten beanspruchen.

Matt Turner sagt über seinen Vortag beim diesjährigen Forum:

„Da sich die Informationsdienstleister und die Verlagsbranche in einem konstanten Wandel befinden, entwickeln führende Organisationen einzigartige Innovations- und Produktstrategien. Dieser Vortrag wird diese Strategien detailliert vorstellen, unter anderem:
1.    Innovationsschmieden: neue Produkte ermöglichen, ohne den das bestehende Geschäft sichernden Kern zu vernachlässigen
2.    Datengetriebenes Publishing: das vollständige Bild über Ihre Nutzer und Märkte
3.    Den Content nachverfolgen: Wo Ihre Informationen über die Schnittstellen von Publishing und Forschung hinaus verwendet werden
Dieser Vortrag wird unter Einbeziehung von Beispielen von den Fronten, an denen Verlage und Informationsdienstleister kämpfen, darstellen, wie es diese Strategien Organisationen ermöglichen, sich innerhalb der kontinuierlich fortschreitenden digitalen Revolution selbst neu zu erfinden und die sich ständig verändernde Rolle von Verlag und Informationsdienstleister mit neuer Vitalität zu füllen.“

2010 hat De Gruyter MarkLogic für seine Next Generation-Publishing-Plattform gewählt. MarkLogic zählt weltweit führende Verlagshäuser zu seinen Kunden, darunter Elsevier, WILEY, Oxford University Press oder Springer.

Matt Turner entwickelt in seiner Position als CTO, Media and Publishing, bei MarkLogic Strategien und Lösungen für die Bereiche Medien, Publishing und Informationsdienstleister. Er arbeitet eng mit international tätigen Organisationen zusammen, wie McGraw-Hill, Warner Bros., Condé Nast und LexisNexis.

2. April 2014 by Stefan Kaufer | Comments Off

Highly successful self-publishing author to discuss the future of publishing at the Forum

Hugh Howey is currently one of the most successful writers who started his career as a self-publisher and – having become successful – has decided to sell only some of his rights to publishers and to retain e-book rights.

He became famous for “WOOL”, “a series of science fiction novellas”. Wikipedia states, “In 2012, Howey signed a deal with Simon and Schuster to distribute WOOL to book retailers across the US and Canada. The deal allowed Howey to continue to sell the book online exclusively. He notably turned down seven figure offers in favor of a mid six figure sum in return for maintaining e-book rights.”

We are delighted that Hugh has accepted our invitation to join us at the Forum to discuss the future of publishing and the future role of (traditional) publishing houses. He will talk to two renowned journalists, Ed Nawotka from Publishing Perspectives and Porter Anderson who has a weekly column in The Bookseller. But as the Publishers’ Forum is here to inspire you and to ask questions which many people think cannot be asked, you are most welcome and invited to participate in the discussion.

2. April 2014 by Stefan Kaufer | Comments Off

“Perhaps our most articulate champion of professional self-publishing” invited to Publishers’ Forum 2014

Author Hugh Howey, “perhaps our most articulate champion of professional self-publishing”, has been invited to speak at the Publishers’ Forum 2014, as Publishing Perspectives reveals:

“This new essay’s perspective ['Don’t Anyone Put Me in Charge' - editor's remark] is so compelling that Klopotek, a top European publishing services provider, has reached out to Howey to speak at its annual conference as a direct result of the piece. And Germany’s buchreport.magazin has translated the essay: Hugh Howey entwirft den idealen Verlag aus Autorensicht: Was Verlage von Selfpublishern lernen können.”

Read the full article published by Publishing Perspectives

1. April 2014 by Stefan Kaufer | Comments Off

“Immersive Narrative Ebook Collection for Kids”

“Rizzoli Launches First Immersive Narrative Ebook Collection for Kids at Bologna Children’s Book Fair”

Marcello Vena manages the digital trade book business of RCS Libri, one of the largest European book publishers and owner of Rizzoli, Bompiani and Fabbri Editori. He will speak at this year’s Publishers’ Forum about “How to Meet the Goal of Radical Innovation”.

27. March 2014 by Stefan Kaufer | Comments Off

The new “us” in the book business: how reading and social media is changing the relationship between authors and readers – and the perception of what a “book” is

Bob Stein at the conference dinner of the Publishers' Forum 2011

Bob Stein at the conference dinner of the Publishers’ Forum 2011

“Our grandchildren will be amazed to learn that in our day reading was something one did alone,” said visionary Bob Stein (USA) at the Publishers’ Forum 2011 when he presented a software that has social reading built into its DNA. He will present an alpha version of his SocialBook at the Publishers’ Forum 2014.

But what does this mean for the book business? Brian O’Leary, Principal, Magellan Media Consulting Partners (USA),  believes, “publishers need to develop an architecture of collaboration, exploring ways to engage with firms as well as readers and writers who can help them understand and offer new sources and uses of what was once just book content.”

This is a new, highly topical discussion in the USA; check out this interview with Clay Shirky on the McKinsey website. The title of Brian O’Leary’s presentation is „An Architecture of Collaboration“.

27. March 2014 by Stefan Kaufer | Comments Off

Das neue “Wir” im Buchgeschäft: Wie Lesen und soziale Medien den Umgang mit Autoren, Büchern und Lesern umkrempeln

„Unsere Enkel werden nicht glauben wollen, dass in unseren Tagen Lesen eine einsame Tätigkeit war“, sagte Visionär Bob Stein schon beim Publishers‘ Forum 2011, und entwickelte beharrlich sein SocialBook, in dem „Social Reading“ – also gemeinschaftliches Lesen tief verankert ist. Eine Alpha-Version wird er nun auf dem Publishers’ Forum 2014 vorstellen.

Was aber bedeutet dies für das Geschäft mit den Büchern? Brian O’Leary, Principal, Magellan Media Consulting Partners (USA), ist überzeugt, dass „Verlage eine Architektur der Zusammenarbeit entwickeln müssen, um Wege zu erkunden, um mit anderen Firmen genauso zu kommunizieren wie mit Lesern und Autoren, die ihnen helfen, besser zu begreifen, was alles in dem steckt, das wir bislang als Buchinhalte angesehen haben“.

Diese Diskussion nimmt in den USA in einem McKinsey-Interview mit Clay Shirky („The disruptive power of collaboration“) gerade erst Fahrt auf. Wir hören den Vortrag von Brian O’Leary unter dem Titel „An Architecture of Collaboration“.