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BloomsburyPublic Library Online      Dail Maudsley
Bloomsbury and innovation• Est. 1986• Traditional beginnings• Harry Potter’s financial  input• Growth strategy• Digital in...
What is        Public Library Online (PLO)?•   Library market a proven revenue generator•   2008: 35m members loaned 310m ...
Why is it innovative?• Disruption• Subscription business model• £100 per 100,000 users• Access starts at £250• Each shelf ...
Conclusion•   Shrewd decisions and excellent timing•   Innovation trajectory•   The value chain•   The way forward“Innovat...
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Bloomsbury PLC and Public Library Online

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Bloomsbury PLC and Public Library Online

  1. 1. BloomsburyPublic Library Online Dail Maudsley
  2. 2. Bloomsbury and innovation• Est. 1986• Traditional beginnings• Harry Potter’s financial input• Growth strategy• Digital innovation• Move towards entrepreneurial methods
  3. 3. What is Public Library Online (PLO)?• Library market a proven revenue generator• 2008: 35m members loaned 310m books• Innovative, affordable, forward-thinking, online• E-book reading platform• Low cost• 24 hour access• Transforms public lending• Market reach
  4. 4. Why is it innovative?• Disruption• Subscription business model• £100 per 100,000 users• Access starts at £250• Each shelf could generate £62,000 if sold to all UK library authorities*• E-book lending and piracy• Other publishers• International expansion *Based on population of 62m
  5. 5. Conclusion• Shrewd decisions and excellent timing• Innovation trajectory• The value chain• The way forward“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower” Steve Jobs

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