Richard Charkin

One of the concurrent conferences under the BookExpo America umbrella, the International Digital Publishing Forum's (idpf) Digital Book 2012 has, for the last two days, tackled the digital reading from a multitude of angles, and with specific emphasis on Business & Marketing, Technology & Production, and Education & Professional.

As we eagerly anticipate Book Business blogger extraordinaire and general man-on-the-scene Eugene G. Schwartz to weigh in with his detailed conference recap and analysis, we'll provide some quick takes from the two-day conference.

Richard Charkin, CEO, Bloomsbury:  the customer, for Bloomsbury, is the author and need to bring stronger relationships with authors.  In specialist areas, for example in cricket, publisher will sell directly to the customer.  And in the cricket community can tie into to sales of other things, such as cricket-related items.  Now actually worries that print [...]

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