Working Day Statement: The Publishing Revolution is Here
The members of the panel in collaboration with the audience agreed upon the following statement:
In an age of abundance, price is driven to zero. What is the role of the publisher in this new context?
• A publisher has an individual vision.
• A publisher is a connecting point between an infinite amount of material and the individual who wants a specific thing.
• A publisher is a community-builder, a creator of a public.
In order to succeed, a publisher needs to experiment with new, flexible models. A publisher needs to view production and distribution of literature as a sustainable enterprise, as a way for writers and editors—and the communities that support and sustain them—to live in the world.