Susan Breeuwsma is responsible for digital business and product development at CB in the Netherlands, the largest book distributor in the Netherlands. She is used to operate on the cutting edge of business and IT, whether it’s about developing business intelligence dashboards, web portals, e-books or metadata. Before CB, Susan worked in publishing for over 16 years and was responsible for leading the digital transformation of WPG publishers with the introduction of the e-book.
Susan will show us how the Dutch book market works and how it has evolved, both digital and physical. Is the physical book really making a come-back? Were e-books overestimated? What are the trends in pricing, title offering and printing on demand? What’s happening with the Dutch re- and e-tail and how is the market dealing with the decline of readers? These subjects and more should give you a clear picture of the Dutch book market.