Dominique Raccah, CEO of Sourcebooks, on ebook experimentation, the agility of small book publishers, the new definition of publishing, and learning through failure.
“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.”
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