All of the innovators interviewed in this section, whether from trade, academic, or independent publishing, have joined the digital revolution and are pushing the industry into a sustainable future, exploring new products and services, and adapting to disruption.
Accenture is working in partnership with other vendors, to build and operate an end-to-end e-commerce and direct to consumer distribution solution for HarperCollins Publishers e-books globally. The project will commence with the launch of HarperCollins' www.CSLewis.com and www.Narnia.com today, with Accenture supporting future efforts as they develop.
HarperCollins has begun selling e-books direct to consumers through new brand-specific websites, beginning with www.cslewis.com and www.narnia.com. The publisher has also launched a free app, HarperCollins Reader, which will allow readers to search the publisher's available e-book library and download titles.
Many factors keep leading companies at the top of their game. But consider this little-known fact: top companies spend twice as much on training than their competitors. These organizations have insight that others don't. A study from the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD), titled Profiting from Learning: Do Firms' Investments in Education and Training Pay Off?, reveals that training directly improves business. Companies that spent more on training per employee had a 45% higher total shareholder return (TSR) than the weighted average of the S&P 500, and an astonishing 86% higher TSR than firms in the bottom half of the ranking. With the rapid pace