Author Archive: Martin Taylor

Hard work of publisher restructuring begins – and the #1 reason many will fail

Technology researcher Forrester released a survey of US publishing executives yesterday which uncovered an interesting disconnect: 82% were optimistic about the digital transition of books, but only 28% thought their… Read more >

Analysis: Apple’s iBooks 2.0 is big, smart, and will be the ‘Kindle moment’ for textbooks

Apple made several announcements yesterday which can drive the textbook’s digital transformation — or, in Steve Jobs’ more colourful phrase, its “digital destruction”. My pick is that this will  be… Read more >

Could this be Australia’s worst publishing contract? And bookselling icon Dymocks is behind it.

Australian bookselling icon Dymocks last week launched a self-publishing service called D Publishing. While the service looks fine, its publishing contract is dreadful. Even if you’re not in Australia, you… Read more >