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5. October 2012 By Stefan Kaufer|Comments Off on “Frozen and waiting” (by Brian O’Leary, Magellan Media)

“Frozen and waiting” (by Brian O’Leary, Magellan Media)

In August Charlotte Higgins, chief arts writer for the Guardian, covered the last of five debates held at the 50th convocation of the Edinburgh International Book Festival. The event dates back to 1962 and has a history of “passionate exchanges” among those attending.

Higgins’ article, “Writers should welcome a future where readers remix our books”, focused on remarks by author China Miéville:

“He and his fellow writers should ‘be ready for guerrilla editors’, [Miéville] said, adding: ‘In the future, asked if you’ve read the latest Ali Smith or Ghada Karmi, the response might be not yes or no, but which mix?’ There was, he said, a ‘blurring of boundaries between writers, books and readers, self-publishing, the fanfication of fiction’.”

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13. April 2012 By Stefan Kaufer|Comments Off on “A content strategy for publishing is crucial today”

“A content strategy for publishing is crucial today”

“The publishing industry has already changed dramatically, but this is only the start of an accelerated, possibly exponential, rate of change. A continuously increasing range of new demands and business opportunities that are unknown today will arise in the short-, mid-, and long-term future. This goes together with a demand for increasingly individualized and customizable ‘mashed-up’ content.”

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