The interesting thing and perhaps the most encouraging and inevitable thing about this past year in publishing is the emergence of new business models—real honest to goodness business models—that are going to challenge the old book world. Every time you turn around you hear about the e-book, e-readers, and giving stuff away for free. But what can you do with that knowledge?
Liza Daly is the owner of Threepress Consulting, a technology company servicing the publishing and educational industries and was last seen peering warmly at you from our BNC Tech Forum banner on the right.
Our guest blogger for this post is Sean Cranbury, the intrepid book lover behind Advent Book Blog and Books on the Radio. When Sean’s not fighting lions, tigers and bears in the wilds of Vancouver, he’s fearlessly finding new ways to promote great books.
BookNet Canada is a non-profit organization that develops technology, standards, and education to serve the Canadian book industry. Founded in 2002 to address systemic challenges in the industry, BookNet Canada supports publishing companies, booksellers, wholesalers, distributors, sales agents, and libraries across the country.