Future Think: What Will Shape Publishing in 2014?
– Caleb Mason, Founder and Publisher of Publerati
"I expect (hope?) we'll see a publisher (or some 3rd party entering publishing) present a design/code platform that will allow for true post-book authoring and reading experiences that includes just-in-time multimedia, shared marginalia and multiple content streams. This will initiate a new kind of authoring, an innovative form of expression. Or not."
– Corey Pressman, Founder of Exprima Media
"The most significant trend I expect to see in the publishing industry in 2014 is the development of publishing systems that treat the reader as a dual user of digital and print forms of books."
"Experimentation will be a common theme in 2014. We'll continue to see more experimentation around book subscription models, much more experimentation around eReaders and, in particular browser-based platforms. Next year, we'll also see a loosening of territorial rights restrictions, or at least more flexibility around simultaneous publication or availability in multiple markets."
– Kim Anderson, Founder and Managing Director of The Reading Room
"I think one of most significant trends for 2014 will be publishers continuing to push out and look for alternative revenue sources and publishing platforms beyond Amazon. Publishers are beginning to understand that building a digital publishing platform is a burden they shouldn't shoulder. As such we're seeing a stronger willingness in publishers to embrace alternatives that would have been unthinkable just a few years ago."
– Craig Mod, Co-founder and Writer at Hi
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