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Key insights: digital transformation in the publishing industry

Posted by Candice Land on Jun 11, 2018 10:00:00 AM

A recent survey conducted by Copyright Clearance Centre (CCC) and Ixxus revealed that although publishers are aware that the industry is going through a digital transformation, there is fear and concern on how to effectively embrace this journey. 

The in-depth study found in the publishing industry that 25 percent of publishers see themselves as “lagging” versus the rest of the industry in their current digital transformation efforts, while only 25 percent feel they are “leading.” 

The research paper quotes, "Publishing is a legacy industry that is suddenly facing an overwhelming demand for change that will uproot not only its products, but its people, processes and business models." 

Fifty percent of publishers interviewed are looking for ways to replace declining revenues from print
and advertising, with 41 percent looking to develop new product options.

Publishers unanimously agree that digitisation is critical to business growth but are experiencing confusion and frustration at the complexity of the journey. 

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Topics: transformation, the future of digital publishing, problems in digital publishing

Innovation, interactivity and customisation: the future of digital publishing

Posted by Daisy Ware-Jarrett on Aug 29, 2014 9:47:40 AM

Lori Colbeck's innovative idea to get readers involved in the writing process has me thinking about the future of digital publishing, its audience and innovation.

Colbeck will be launching www.booksfromscratch.com, a site that will allow authors to contribute chapters to a story, which site visitors will then vote on to dictate the narrative of the final book.

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Topics: Blog, books form scracth, colbeck, customisation, digital publishing, Innovation, interactivity, lori colbeck, page lizard, publishing, Technology, the future of digital publishing

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