Topical items and views on the impact of digitisation on publishing and its content and the issues that make the news. This blog follows the report 'Brave New World', (http://www.ewidgetsonline.com/vcil/bravenewworld.html ), published by the Booksellers Association of the UK and Ireland and authored by Martyn Daniels. The views and comments expressed are those of the author.
Monday, September 01, 2008
500 Not Out!
What do Jim Thome, Mats Sundin, Jeff Burton, Gary Neville, Wasim Akram, Manny Ramirez, Muttiah Muralitharan and Trevor Hoffman have in common? They are sporting heros who in their own sport have a chieved a 500 milestone.
When we finished the Brave New World report in late 2006 and started to write this blog, we never expected to be here some ninety weeks later, still writing. This is the 500th blog and our enthusiasm to capture and report on digital change has not waned or the sources dried.
We have and continue to learn new things every week and we are grateful for all the feeds, friends, everyone who has contributed to my blog, especially Annie my Editor.
At first not all the entries were not keyword indexed but now the most in indexed probably not surprisingly is Amazon, followed by DRM, Google and iPhone /Pod.
With all the changes we have seen we still believe the findings of the Brave New World report and that there is a need for the existing booktrade to be digitally enabled and to fully participate in this Brave New World.
We toyed with writing a follow-up report this time from the authors’ perspective and still feel that this is sorely needed but decided to focus on the blog and express our thinking through this medium.
Many thanks to our hundreds of daily readers and here’s to the next 500 articles!
Posted by Martyn Daniels at Monday, September 01, 2008
Labels: 500th celerbrations, brave new world
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