Friday, 18 February 2011

poetry spoken




Dominique Raccah of Source Books, saying useful and unusually practical things about digital publishing, the agility of small book publishers, the new definition of publishing, and learning through failure. I've talked to her about the work we're doing on the Young Poets' Network as 
Dominique's company set up www.poetryspeaks.com a while ago, a kind of iTunes for poetry where you can buy and download individual poems. 

“When I came into this space, I believed two things that were profoundly wrong. I believed that transformation would happen a generation from now… and I believed that it was going to be led by the conglomerates.”
“The lessson is, experiment a lot, broadly, fail a lot, learn from it, and go forward… Failure’s a plus.”
“There’s this agility concept that the tech guys have, I think you have to reconstitute publishing as broader media and technology. Reconstitute us a different vision… anytime, anywhere, any device.”
“It’s always been a disadvantage to be a mid-sized press, but right now, it probably is the biggest advantage we’ve got.”


Read more at DigitalBookWorld.com: DBW Insights: Dominique Raccah | Digital Book World http://www.digitalbookworld.com/2011/dbw-insights-dominique-raccah/#ixzz1EIYVahsk

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