Manifesto for the future of publishing

Two recent articles on the way publishing is heading strike me as exceptionally intelligent. The first is Sander Nagtegaal, “Cloud print: transforming digital data as a service”, which I am pleased to have reblogged (11 Oct) here.

The second is “Subcompact publishing: simple tools and systems for digital publishing” by Craig Mod. In my view, Mod manages to synthesise a number of perceptions and ideas concerning the development of publishing – and the wider economy – in the era of cloud computing. And, in the passage entitled ‘A subcompact manifesto’  he provides a simple and bold set of guidelines for the way ahead.

Although Mod is mainly concerned with journalism and magazine publishing, there is much food for thought here for publishers in other fields, notably grey literature and scholarly publishing.

 

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About Anthony Haynes

Director, Frontinus Ltd Communications Associate, FJWilson Talent Services

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