Category : publishing

Rethinking digital development – issues for the publishing industry

By Frania Hall   In undertaking a presentation for a guest lecture I was asked to think about digital innovation in publishing and review the range of innovative activity that is going on at the moment. So I looked at it from the point of view of challenges that the industry faces in terms of

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Digital Change and Industry Responses: Journal Abstract

I have just had an article out in Logos: Digital Change and Industry Responses: Exploring organisational and strategic issues in the book-publishing industry. Abstract is below and the link provided: This paper is based on primary research conducted with 22 senior publishing industry managers in the UK as a preliminary survey for a PhD. It

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Evolution of Organisational Structures – Legacy and Opportunity for the Publishing Industry

Studying specific sectors within the creative industries environment can be a useful way to understand the limits and opportunities for these industries to learn from each other and collaborate. Despite being a collection of industries that are increasingly aware of the opportunities of converged, creative products and which share a project-based, highly fluid way of

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What is a magazine?

From a section of a recent paper Das, S. (2016) Magazine Publishing Innovation: Two Case Studies on Managing Creativity. Publications. [Online] 4 (2), 15. The debate about what a magazine is predates the digital era by some way. There are a number of definitions of a magazine. Issues of format, distribution mechanism, platform, and periodicity

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Case Studies on Managing Creativity in Magazine Publishing

One of the CIMRH bloggers recently published a journal research paper comparing two innovative but different magazines – Style at Home and a magazine website, The UpComing. By examining the publishing ‘idea’  and ‘approach’, the paper highlighted a link between business innovation and how editors manage creativity in the digital era, giving some clues about managing creativity for

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Creative Collaboration – Unpacking Collaboration Theory

‘Collaboration’ is everywhere – the word is constantly used across sectors, contexts, arts, sciences, and business. Collaboration studied in an academic context has attracted research from many disciplines attempting to explore what collaboration means and how it can operate (Wood and Gray). Each study is rooted to one particular theoretical context however which can cause

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Digital Convergence and Collaborative Cultures – ABSTRACT

Abstract of a journal article I have recently had published in Logos. As digital media lead to the blurring of edges between different creative forms, from books to film, games to visual archive, it is becoming more important to understand the way publishing fits within the wider creative industries. Organisations like the United Nations Conference

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