“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 2020-02-12T15:23:19-05:00

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

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 Confidential2019-06-21T07:19:05-04:00

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 Startups2018-07-18T05:59:43-04:00

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

Here is the video on the AR piece of The Washington Post now!

Initially, I thought “Oh, this is not an AR experience, more like 2D-VR!” but you will see in the video that it really is an interesting example of storytelling: The article (and the video does not show the text part of it) is about an amazing piece of modern architecture: [...]

Here is the video on the AR piece of The Washington Post now!2018-05-22T11:10:35-04:00

The Evolution of Data and Workflow

We attended the recent Digital Book World (January 16-17th 2017 in New York), and found it a thoroughly worthwhile event. Of the four tracks offered, the one that got our attention was on the subject of Editorial Production and Distribution, and each of the speakers dug into one of today’s key components, and that was [...]

The Evolution of Data and Workflow2017-02-20T10:32:01-05:00
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