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Quantum 2018

Don’t Delegate the Future: FutureBook event report

Friday’s FutureBook Conference, organised by The Bookseller, presented three conferences in one: alongside the main FutureBook programme, there were parallel streams on The Audiobook Revolution and EdTech for Publishers.

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FutureBook 2015: Our recent posts on the academic book of the future

At yesterday’s FutureBook Conference 2015, Sam Rayner chaired the discussion: ‘The new publishing: the academic book of the future’. The panel was comprised of Richard Fisher (Formerly of CUP), Suzanne Kavanagh (ALPSP),  Lara Speicher (UCL Press) and Anthony Cond (Liverpool University Press). To join in on the action, we’ve collected together some of our best posts on the future of academic publishing:

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FutureBook 2015: Our best posts on mobile reading

It’s the FutureBook Conference 2015 today. This afternoon, Anna Rafferty chaired the discussion ‘On the move: how mobile changes everything’. The panel was comprised of Maureen Scott (Ether Books), Anna Jean Hughes (The Pigeonhole), George Burgess (Gojimo) and James Luscombe (Pan Macmillan). To join in on the action, we’ve collected together some of our best posts on mobile reading:

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Samantha Missingham

Working in Publishing and Marketing: Samantha Missingham interview

Samantha Missingham is Head of Audience Development at Harper Collins Publishers. Here Stephanie Cox interviews Sam about her career so far, the impact of social media on publishing, and the various roles she has held.

1. Can you give my readers a brief overview of your career so far?

Sure. I’ve spent the vast amount of my career working in magazine publishing. I started at a very small company that published financial technology titles. I learned a huge amount working in a small business with a very entrepreneurial boss. He taught me a few simple but important things – everyone in the company should be able to answer the phone & give a decent answer to any question about the business, also, pretty much every call coming into a business is a sales opportunity – if you understand everything that you sell. I then worked at Centaur on many of their B2B magazines, including Marketing Week, Creative Review and New Media Age. I launched their community site MAD.co.uk (for marketing, advertising & design professionals). This is where I learned about building audiences/communities and the various ways you can get people to pay for content. And yes I was MAD Marketing Manager for a while 😉

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Self-employed in publishing

Faking it: When book reviews go bad

Jasmine Kirkbride is BookMachine’s new blogger and this is her first blog post. Jasmin is the Editorial Intern at Tenebris Books. She is a freelance editor and published author.  You can find her on Twitter @jasminkirkbride. At the FutureBook Conference 2014, Orna Ross presented a Big Idea to publishing: the new Ethical Author code from the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi).  A week later, it was the theme of #FutureChat, where it became apparent that some of the biggest ethical quandaries for authors concern review practices.

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