Michael Bhaskar is a writer, researcher and digital publisher. He is Co-founder of Canelo, a new digital publishing company. He has written and talked extensively about publishing, the future of media, the creative industries and the economics of technology for newspapers, magazines and blogs and at conferences, universities and other symposia around the world (over ninety talks in the past four years including a TEDx talk). He has been featured in and written for The Guardian, The FT, Venturebeat, Wired and The Daily Telegraph and on BBC 2, the BBC World Service, BBC Radio 4, NPR and Bloomberg TV amongst others and has been a book reviewer for The Daily Telegraph.
He has worked as a digital publisher, an economics researcher, a book reviewer and founded several web initiatives. He has produced a number of digital firsts including the first ebooks on the iPhone, the first choose your own adventure app. He has worked with many writers and with organisations including The Economist, the New Scientist, the National Trust and the Wellcome Trust.
Michael has a degree in English Literature from the University of Oxford where he won the University Gibbs Prize. He has been a British Council Young Creative Entrepreneur and a Frankfurt Book Fair Fellow. His research is focused around the way digital technology is transforming the business and cultural context for publishing and other industries. He has written a prize-winning monograph, The Content Machine (Anthem Press 2013), a groundbreaking academic exploration of the past, present and future of publishing. His latest book, published in 2016, is Curation: The Power of Selection in a World of Too Much which explores why the term became so widely used. He can be found on Twitter as @michaelbhaskar.[Foto: Copyright Bernd Hartung/ Frankfurter Buchmesse]