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Editors Beat Robots: Post-Industrial Publishing and its Contents - Tech Forum 2014 - Richard Nash

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"Editors Beat Robots: Post-Industrial Publishing and its Contents" - Richard Nash (Byliner) at BookNet Canada's Tech Forum - March 6, 2014.

"Editors Beat Robots: Post-Industrial Publishing and its Contents" - Richard Nash (Byliner) at BookNet Canada's Tech Forum - March 6, 2014.

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  • 1. Editors Beat Robots: Post-Industrial Publishing and its Contents ! Richard Nash @r_nash @thebyliner ! VP, Partnerships, Byliner richard@thebyliner.com
  • 2. Editors Eat Robots: Post-Industrial Publishing and its Contents ! Richard Nash @r_nash @thebyliner ! VP, Partnerships, Byliner richard@thebyliner.com
  • 3. He was both brilliant and normal, a charismatic bore, a man who “never turned the page of a book” (his own words), yet was passionate about getting people to read. He changed publishing 75 years ago when he started selling good books for the price of a packet of cigarettes.
  • 4. The 20th century was about sorting out supply...
  • 5. The 20th century was about sorting out supply... The 21st century will be about sorting out demand.
  • 6. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Phasellus consectetur, tellus et vestibulum hendrerit, ante nisl aliquet leo, vel dignissim risus augue a libero. Phasellus vestibulum mi ut justo rhoncus posuere. Curabitur consectetur condimentum sapien ac pretium. Aliquam urna massa, accumsan ut rhoncus a, tempor vitae quam. Quisque ultrices, mauris non fermentum lobortis, nisi
  • 7. A book is more than a verbal structure or series of verbal structures; it is the dialogue it establishes with its reader and the intonation it imposes upon his voice and the changing and durable images it leaves in his memory. A book is not an isolated being: it is a relationship, an axis of innumerable relationships.
 —Borges, “A Note on (toward) Bernard Shaw”
  • 8. Content isn’t king...
  • 9. culture is.
  • 10. Novels
  • 11. Novels Break
  • 12. Novels Break Algorithms
  • 13. Editors Break Robots
  • 14. Editors Eat Robots
  • 15. “Authors and readers aren’t types of people, they are behaviors, which we all manifest at some point or another, sometimes together.” —Peggy Nelson
  • 16. Repository Publishing1tools Delivery1system Interface Brand Community P L A T F O R M E N G A G E M E N T ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ Data ✔ ✔✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ Content ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔
  • 17. Un/Bundled Publishing • New ways to monetize existing author relationships$ • Publishing stories for non-book publishers, a.k.a. Custom Publishing$ • Selling value-add publishing services to individuals and businesses$ • Generating context & narrative from non- book cultural phenomena$
  • 18. Un/Bundled Reading Un/Bundled Publishing • New ways to monetize existing author relationships$ • Publishing stories for non-book publishers, a.k.a. Custom Publishing$ • Selling value-add publishing services to individuals and businesses$ • Generating context & narrative from non- book cultural phenomena$
  • 19. Un/Bundled Reading Un/Bundled Publishing • New ways to monetize existing author relationships$ • Publishing stories for non-book publishers, a.k.a. Custom Publishing$ • Selling value-add publishing services to individuals and businesses$ • Generating context & narrative from non- book cultural phenomena$ • Reading as a Service
  • 20. Richard Nash richard@byliner.com @R_Nash @The Byliner ! http://byliner.com Code: FREE3 Byliner