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25. April 2017 By Stefan Kaufer|Kommentare deaktiviert für Save the date for the 2018 conference …

Save the date for the 2018 conference …

Next year’s Publishers‘ Forum will take place on 26-27 April 2018, Thursday-Friday.

25. April 2017 By Stefan Kaufer|Kommentare deaktiviert für Please send us your feedback

Please send us your feedback

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25. April 2017 By Stefan Kaufer|Kommentare deaktiviert für Some closing remarks observed …

Some closing remarks observed …

Speaking about the 2 days of the conference, Uli Klopotek stressed that it became crucial that we, as companies, have to understand the workflow of our customers. This, he said, could be observed during many sessions from different angles and perspectives.

Fionnuala Duggan said she was most impressed with presentations on futuristic technologies such as Machine […]

25. April 2017 By Stefan Kaufer|Kommentare deaktiviert für VR as a new dimension of telling a story

VR as a new dimension of telling a story

Moderator David Worlock told Forum participants to be excited, as the topic of this session – VR – will „affect everybody in this room during the next 10 years.“

In his introductory remarks to a discussion on VR, Philipp Mohr from Hashplay stated that VR „requires an equivalent to wormholes“ in order to speed up immersion. […]

25. April 2017 By Simon Arnold|Kommentare deaktiviert für EdTech: The Hottest Frontier in Publishing? – Kate Worlock

EdTech: The Hottest Frontier in Publishing? – Kate Worlock

Kate Worlocks keynote „EdTech: The Hottest Frontier in Publishing?“ served to introduce the second session and frame the panel discussion to follow.

She summarized quickly the key benefits of technology in the education sector (agility, scalability, accessibility, customization, personalization), the opportunities available to publishers (address pain points, deliver social impact, derive insight from big data, deliver […]

25. April 2017 By Simon Arnold|Kommentare deaktiviert für Rethinking Content Generation – Dr. Dirk Strohe

Rethinking Content Generation – Dr. Dirk Strohe

Dr. Dirk Strohe of Nomotekt took the stage to introduce one of the central subjects of this year’s Publishers‘ Forum: Artificial Intelligence (AI).

In his view AI is simply higher mathematics applied to imitate human behavior. For example, the AI behind self-driving cars is based on data collected from a peer group of middle-aged women driving […]

25. April 2017 By Simon Arnold|Kommentare deaktiviert für New Perspective on E-Books – Rüdiger Wischenbart

New Perspective on E-Books – Rüdiger Wischenbart

Day two of the Publishers‘ Forum kicked off with Rüdiger Wischenbart, who presented insights from the Global E-book Report. Wischenbart began by speaking about the „many faces of authors.“
He identified what he regards as the six key ebook markets (based on 2015 data), the US at 33%, UK at 30%, China at 17%. Only China […]

25. April 2017 By Stefan Kaufer|Kommentare deaktiviert für From print supplement to community enabler: TES

From print supplement to community enabler: TES

Rob Grimshaw, of the Times Educational Supplement, presented TES‘ development from a print publication to a leading online community „to liberate teachers: Our goal was and is to remove obstacles for teachers to inspire kids, to inspire the next generation.“

There are now 8.3 mn teachers on the TES platform. „It looks like a social media […]

25. April 2017 By Stefan Kaufer|Kommentare deaktiviert für 70-80% der Innovation kommt von den Autoren: Communities bei Amazon

70-80% der Innovation kommt von den Autoren: Communities bei Amazon

Andreas von der Heydt, Amazon Kindle Content, Deutschland, stellte dar, wie Amazon mit Autoren zusammenarbeitet.

Er begann seine Präsentation mit einem Aufsatz-Entwurf seiner Tochter, 11 Jahre, zum Thema „Was würdest du gerne erfinden?“. Sie hatte ihr Handy verlegt, war zunächst traurig, dann aber froh über das Mehr an Zeit für anderes. Als sie es wiedergefunden hatte, meinte […]

25. April 2017 By Stefan Kaufer|Kommentare deaktiviert für „Bridge to Open Access“: article on Conference Host Sven Fund

„Bridge to Open Access“: article on Conference Host Sven Fund

Check out an interesting article on Sven Fund, Conference Host and Speaker/Moderator at this year’s Forum, on Open Access.