The Future of eBook Distribution

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A presentation given at a BIC breakfast meeting in 2013. Covers the 5 key areas of concern for publishers looking to engage and maximise.

*Cost Containment
* Visibility
* Risk
* Customer Insight
* Globalization

ePubDirect is an award-winning global eBook Distribution service providing digital solutions direct to publishers. Our powerful business intelligence tools and outstanding customer service deliver real results for our customers.

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The Future of eBook Distribution

  1. 1. THE FUTURE OF DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION & SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
  2. 2. • Ten years marketing experience in the publishing industry. • Responsible for managing strategic partners to grow business, develop new markets and create effective marketing strategies. • Development of relationships between international retailers and client publishers, collaborating with customers to maximize ROI within each channel. • Contact Patrick: pcrowley@epubdirect.com Patrick Crowley Digital Marketing Manager
  3. 3. Publishers RetailersChallenge • Access to multiple channels • Sales reporting • File storage • Conversion • Marketing • Resources • Margins Simplicity in a World of Complexity
  4. 4. Downstream Processes Structure Technology
  5. 5. Digital Supply Chain
  6. 6. 1. Cost Containment — Rapid, constant digital change is changing this traditional area of strength and outstripping publishers ability to adapt. 2. Visibility — Flooded with more information than ever, publishers struggle to “see” and act on the right information. 3. Risk — Asset Management, Rights, DRM, Margins. Finance, IT and sales are concerned about risk and dependency. 4. Customer Insight — Despite demand-driven mantras, publisher's are better connected to their suppliers than their customers. 5. Globalization — How to take advantage of the new revenue growth opportunities available in the digital world. 5 Area’s of Focus
  7. 7. 1. Technology — Visibility empowering decisions. Dashboards will display the real-time status of titles, territories, prices, margins, sales increases, sales deceases, inventories and consumer requirements. 2. Inter-connectivity — A holistic view of the disparate supply chain elements will enable worldwide networks of supply chains to plan and make decisions together. 3. Intelligence — Advanced eBooks analytics and modelling will help decision makers evaluate alternatives against a complex and dynamic set of risks and constraints. The Supply Chain of the Future Revenue Growth Asset Utilization Cost Reduction
  8. 8. Thank You • Patrick Crowley, ePubDirect • pcrowley@epubdirect.com • @patrickpcrowley

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