Jason Merkoski

Ellen Harvey is the associate/digital editor of Book Business and Publishing Executive.

"In the space of one generation, [new] print books will be as rare as vinyl LPs. You'll still be able to find them in artsy hipster stores, but that's about it." - Jason Merkoski, author of Burning the Page: The eBook Revolution and the Future of Reading. Merkoski's opinion, which is not just melodramatic, but probably also wrong, nevertheless speaks to the future of the place where we buy our books. Many bookshops have gone the way of pharmacies, selling in categories far distant from their core products.

In our ongoing quest to bring you the very best strategic and practical information for growing your business, we've compiled the most future-focused articles published by Book Business in 2013. Building on the popularity of our Future Think brand, we chose stories that reflect the most cogent trends affecting book publishers and which provide actionable advice for our readers.

This tablet and mobile optimized digital edition features:

  • The Social Publisher
  • Q&A with Pearson's Paul Belfanti
  • Education Publishing's Adaptive Future
  • Bill Kasdorf on Getting the Most Out of EPUB 3
  • How Analytics Can Make You a Smarter Publisher
  • Special Report: Identity Publishing
  • An Original Essay by Jason Merkoski on Post-Book Authoring

In our ongoing quest to bring you the very best strategic and practical information for growing your business, we've compiled the most future-focused articles published by Book Business in 2013. Building on the popularity of our Future Think brand, we chose stories that reflect the most cogent trends affecting book publishers and which provide actionable advice for our readers.

A book is a book is a book—is it not?  Not in the hall at the former Church of Christ, Scientist, now turned into the magnificent home of the Internet Archive on Funston Avenue at the edge of the Presidio in San Francisco. The Archive, established in 1996 with the goal of offering permanent access to records that exist in digital format, is the venue for the annual Books in Browsers conference, which took place on October 24th and 25th. This reporter attended this year for the first time, and had her mind blown.

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