london book fair 2.0

Some of you may remember Peter Collingridge, MD of Apt Studio Ltd, from the Bookseller seminar ‘Reaching Readers Online’ in London last month. He wrote an excellent piece on where most publishers sit in relation to web 2.0 (or even web 1.0), during the London Book Fair:

In the caffeinated, optimistic and excitable spirit of the fair, and following the trends of the wider business world, we could now talk about how we are all leveraging web 2.0, blogs, MySpace, Twitter, user-generated content, YouTube and Flickr. We might even discuss RSS and Second Life avatars without losing the will to live.
We could do. And if we were all twenty (or forty) years younger, spent more time online than in front of the TV (or with our faces buried in manuscripts), we might possibly do so knowledgeably. Who knows, between us we may yet today have a conversation that turns into a startup company heralding publishing’s second coming.

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Jon Reed

Jon Reed is the founder of Publishing Talk, which helps new and emerging authors write, publish and sell books. Advice is available via the blog and our masterclasses and membership programme. Jon has worked in the publishing industry for 25 years: 10 as a publisher, and 15 as a social media consultant working with publishers. He is also an author and screenwriter. His books include Get Up to Speed With Online Marketing (2e, Pearson Business, 2013). Jon lectures on social media at Birkbeck, University of London, and offers social media training to publishers and others. He is also director of social media strategy for digital agency Pilao Labs. More...