Microsoft Announces Dynamics Integration Agreement with Shopify

Publishers - If you have been thinking that building your own interactive website would improve your business, but the obstacles always seemed overwhelming, then you will most likely find value in the latest announcement from Microsoft. Coming soon to Business Central: a Shopify integration! Microsoft recently announced that Dynamics 365 Business Central is teaming up with Shopify to help [...]

Microsoft Announces Dynamics Integration Agreement with Shopify2021-11-16T14:44:16-05:00

Covid’s Impact on Delivery

Publishing Supply Chain Disruptions The impact of supply chain disruptions in the Covid era is proving to be a major threat to the book industry. Every indication is that printed book availability, particularly for a product typically produced offshore, will unquestionably be more challenging in Q4 2021 than the comparable quarter of 2020. The fourth [...]

Covid’s Impact on Delivery2021-10-28T19:11:12-04:00

Another Reason Why Microsoft is the Right Cloud ERP Platform for Publishers

Gartner® Recognizes Microsoft as a Leader in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant™ for Cloud ERP for Product-Centric Enterprises In a recent blog, Microsoft reports that the Gartner Group has recognized Microsoft Dynamics 365 as a  “Leader” in their 2021 Magic Quadrant for Cloud ERP Product-Centric Enterprises. In the Gartner analysis, 20 top software providers are [...]

Another Reason Why Microsoft is the Right Cloud ERP Platform for Publishers2021-10-28T19:11:36-04:00

“It’s all about the data”: An Interview with John Conley – Publishing Industry Guru 

“It’s all about the data”, says John Conley, an executive with a long and successful career in the book publishing business. These observations were shared by John in a recent interview that knk held with Mr. Conley, the first in a series of discussions on the topics of the day with the thought leaders in our industry.  John has seen it all, starting with Donnelly (as they were then called), [...]

“It’s all about the data”: An Interview with John Conley – Publishing Industry Guru 2021-06-11T18:21:04-04:00

BISG’s Rights Committee launches a new rights taxonomy

BISG maintains five standing committees: metadata, rights, subject codes, supply chain, and workflow. They meet monthly, working to solve problems that affect two or more parts of the industry. While some of the problems they address are immediate and pressing, many are "horizon" issues that block industry growth or limit opportunities to try new approaches. [...]

BISG’s Rights Committee launches a new rights taxonomy2020-02-10T11:39:47-05:00

BISG Rights Taxonomy Meeting

The September 26th BISG Rights Taxonomy event was a roaring success with an audience of approximately 35 in attendance including publishers (rights and technology personnel), agents, consultants, and technology players including knk, Klopotek, Ingenta, Naviga and Virtusales.

The discussion covered a broad range of rights related topics – including the release of the first draft of [...]

BISG Rights Taxonomy Meeting2020-02-10T11:39:24-05:00

Prof. David Hetherington at BISG Technology Confidential

knk’s David Hetherington (Chief Marketing Officer), recently participated in a Technology Confidential event sponsored by the Book Industry Study Group and hosted at New York City’s Harvard Club. The event was a panel discussion covering topics associated with deploying publishing-specific enterprise software applications such as knkPublishing, versus implementation and customization of more traditional, big box [...]

Prof. David Hetherington at BISG Technology Confidential2021-05-07T18:42:02-04:00

Bike Sharing – and What Media Companies Can Learn from Chinese Startups

Shanghai, 06/13/2018. It is a true phenomenon how fast mobike is growing. Founded in early 2015, three years later it is now a multinational group of companies with 200 million registered users, who perform 30 million bike rides per DAY (equivalent to about 900M unique visitors per month, all mingling with each other). Initially inspired [...]

Bike Sharing – and What Media Companies Can Learn from Chinese Startups2021-05-28T15:44:57-04:00

Are you listening?

What to consider starting with social listening projects Social Listening, often referred to as Social Engagement, has matured from its beginnings several years ago as a new marketing tool. Originally conceived to help identify trends more quickly and avoid possible screw-ups, it is now also used to identify influencers and target groups. Furthermore, it is [...]

Are you listening?2018-07-16T16:22:16-04:00
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