TAMBLYN IN READMAGINE 2020: LET’S PRIORITIZE INVESTING IN PEOPLE RATHER THAN BUILDINGS

Michel Tamblyn, president and CEO of the Kobo Rakuten group, summarized the power of the Readmagine and other online experiences at the end of his presentation with his conviction that after the pandemic it is smart to prioritize investment in people rather than buildings.

MICHAEL BUSCH AT READMAGINE 2020: THE FUTURE OF BRICK AND MORTAR AFTER THE COVID-19 CRISIS

Asking how the brick and mortar booksops will evolve after de Covid-19 crisis will evolve it’s something a bit risky, as Michael Busch -CEO of Thalia Bücher GmbH- said in the opening of his presentation at Readmagine 20. His participation took place during the first week of June when the lock-downs in several European countries were lasting for almost three months.

VERÓNICA REYERO IN READMAGINE 20: CONSUMER TRENDS AND IN-HOME CONSUMPTION DURING THE LOCK-DOWN

When the anthropologist Verónica Reyero presented in Readmagine her insights on consumer trends during the lock-down there were few data on the hands of the content industry and the publishing community was very interested on understanding the impact of those extreme conditions might have upon this industry.

NEWS FROM A ‘PANDEMIC’ SWEDEN: THE SECOND WAVE OF DIGITALIZATION IS SUBSCRIPTION AND MEANS DIFFERENT BUSINESS MODEL FROM THE FIRST

When the Readmagine’s team was formulating the new outline for an atypical edition of this meeting – in the context of the pandemic – they thought it was very interesting to find a possible «time-forward scenario» that could serve as a reference to assess the impact of the Covid-19 on digitization and the book market.

OLIVIA VALENTINE IN READMAGINE 20: CONTENT CONSUMPTION AND CONSUMER TRENDS UNDER THE CORONAVIRUS EFFECT

When Olivia Valentine (Global Web Index) presented in Readmagine her insights on consumer trends during the lockdown there wer few data on the hands of the content industry and the audience was eager to hear on the first results research compiled by GWI.

RÜDIGER WISCHENBART IN READMAGINE 20: THE PANDEMIC REINFORCED SHIFTS THAT HAVE BEEN GOING ON ALREADY FOR A WHILE

Rüdiger Wischenbart presented the Digital Consumer Book Barometer as he has been doing in every edition since 2016. This year everything was a little bit different because of the consequences of the personal distance and the impossibility of having the joyful experience in Madrid at the Fundación Germán Sánchez Ruipérez (FGSR) premises.

BRYAN O’LEARY: PUBLISHING IN THE EXPONENTIAL ERA

One of the lines of work of Renodo is the exploration of situation in other markets and promote the prospective focus on the possibilities of reading and the industry around the contents.

CHRIS BEER: UNDERSTANDING THE NEW AUDIENCES: GENERATION Z

In the context of the “Learning within the boundaries” conference, which took place during the Readmagine week of 2019, Chris Beer presented the analysis on the behavior pattern of Gen Z members.

ALDUS UP’ AT FRANKFURT: PREPARING FOR THE RELAUNCH OF TRADE FAIRS

Aldus Up, the European network for the relaunch of trade fairs and the exchange of translation rights in Europe, makes its debut in Frankfurt with four professional meetings.

The European Commission-funded project looks to the digital world to create new ways of community building between readers and publishers, revolutionise the trade fair system and make it sustainable even after the Covid-19 crisis.

BRYAN O’LEARY: BUILDING A BETTER WORKFLOW

Brian O’Leary is executive director of the Book Industry Study Group, a U.S. trade association that disseminates information, creates and implements standards, and conducts research to benefit the book publishing supply chain. Before being named to this role in 2016, O’Leary was principal of Magellan Media Consulting, which helped publishers improve how they create, manage and distribute content.

OREN TEICHER: INDIE BOOKSTORE RESURGENCE

During the Readmagine 2019 conference took place a professional conversation with Oren Teicher – CEO of the American Booksellers Association- with a selected group of publishers, distributors and booksellers at Casa del Lector (the FGSR headquarter).

ACCESSIBILITY CERTIFICATION: WHY IT IS IMPORTANT

Cristina Mussinelli is General Secretary of Fodazione Lia, Board Member at EDRLab and Member of the Board of Directors at IDPF. She has a good knowledge of the Italian and international publishing market, since has managed many projects both in traditional and digital publishing formats.

RÜDIGER WISCHENBART: DIGITAL CONSUMER BOOK BAROMETER 2019

Rüdiger Wischenbart presented the new data on E-books and audiobooks 2019 market evolution in Canada, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Spain & English imports, during the READMAGINE 2019 conference.

THORIUM READER EVOLVES, KEEPS ACCESSIBILITY IN FOCUS

Thoriam provides a similar access to books than Apple does with iBooks. This new session of Digital Publishing Summit 2020 offered an insider’s look at Thorium Reader, the reading app you should use on Windows 10, MacOS and Linux.

LUIS VILLA: DESIGNING SMART EXPERIENCES

Within the context of Readmagine -the conference devoted to the innovation of publishing and readership, organized by Fundación Germán Sánchez Ruipérez every year during the first week of June- a workshop took place on the design of quality experiences for the readers.

THE INNOVATION LIVES IN LIVRES HEBDO

Fabrice Piault, editor-in-chief of Livres Hebdo, participated in the PubMagNet meeting – the network of professional magazines in the publishing industry – on February 6 and 7, 2020 at Casa del Lector (the centre of the Fundación Germán Sánchez Ruipérez in Madrid), organized by Publish News.

LEVERAGING OPDS 2.0 AND ITS ECOSYSTEM TO IMPROVE THE DISTRIBUTION OF EBOOKS AND AUDIOBOOKS

Hadrien Gardeur is in charge of all key products at De Marque, such as Hub

TOWARDS AUTOMATING ACCESSIBLE EBOOKS

Tröger is founder of Bookalope, an online service that provides customers with intelligent and scalable tools that analyze and convert books.