Innovation is key to surviving and prospering in business, and never more so than in troubled economic times. Can innovation invigorate the book and the publishing industries, currently undergoing unprecedented transformation?
- Alastair Horne Innovations Manager, Cambridge University Press and @pressfuturist
- Alexis Kennedy Chief Narrative Officer, Failbetter Games
- Anna Lewis Co-founder, CompletelyNovel.com
- Charles Catton Publishing Manager, Amber Books
- Chris Book Start Up CEO, Bardowl
- Dave Addey Managing Director, Agant Ltd
- David Burton Head of Innovation, RedWeb
- Dean Johnson Executive Creative Director, Brandwidth
- Erica Wolfe-Murray Managing Director, Lola Media Ltd
- Fionnuala Duggan Managing Director for International, CourseSmart
- Jonas Lennermo Head of Publishing, ustwo™
- Matt Marsh Founder, Firsthand Experience
- Meg Geldens CFO, Touch Press
- Michael Kowalski CEO, Contentment
- Mike Phillips Director of i-DAT, Plymouth University
- Naomi Alderman novelist, journalist and games writer
- William Higham Managing Director, The Next Big Thing
The Day of Innovation invited participants to find out how to be more innovative; understand how publishers (and new players) are making money from digital; meet innovators working on the future of the book; and network with potential partners who could help them develop successful digital products.
Key thinkers and doers presented thought-provoking Lightning Talks and presented recent Show and Tells, giving insights into what has and hasn’t worked in innovation and business growth, with leading innovators showcasing inspiring projects.
What was said and shown?
We are in the process of documenting Publish!, and will be collating write-ups of various forms on the Documentation page, and adding presentations and video to the session pages. For now please find links to all material on the coverage page of the event entry on Lanyrd – where anyone can add links to additional documentation.
Who was there?
Around 150 people took part in Publish!, including publishers, writers, technologists and designers, policy makers, researchers, consultants, strategists and forecasters. A list of attendees can be found on the event entry on Eventbrite, which includes links to Web sites, blogs, social network profiles and Twitter accounts, where supplied. Related information for speakers and chairs can be found on individual Presenter pages.
Future of Publishing report
How can companies in publishing compete with the likes of Amazon, Apple and Google? How can they use innovation to stay ahead of the game? We investigate in The Future of Publishing: A Report on Innovation and the Future of the Book. The next stage of the Report, researched with Plymouth University, will look further into the journey of the businesses involved in the Future of Publishing programme, sharing insights, how-tos and advice.
A Day of Innovation
8 December 2011
10am – 5:30pm
1 Canons Road
Bristol BS1 5TX