Gene Therapy: Climbing Aboard the E-book Bandwagon
Publishers who are using master distributors will find that these distributors are either already providing or are about to provide e-book distribution services themselves (IPG, NBN, Midpoint, Ingram Publisher Services, Chicago Distribution Center’s BiblioVault, Perseus). As far as I can tell, it will still remain up to the publisher to decide which formats to use and to manage the conversion.
Eugene G. Schwartz is editor at large for ForeWord Reviews, an industry observer and an occasional columnist for Book Business magazine. In an earlier career, he was in the printing business and held production management positions at Random House, Prentice-Hall/Goodyear and CRM Books/Psychology Today. A former PMA (IBPA) board member, he has headed his own publishing consultancy, Consortium House. He is also Co-Founder of Worthy Shorts Inc., a development stage online private press and publication service for professionals as well as an online back office publication service for publishers and associations. He is on the Publishing Business Conference and Expo Advisory Board.