Author Archives: Marcello Vena

Marcello Vena

About Marcello Vena

Marcello Vena is the founder and managing partner of All Brain, the world's first on-demand leadership services organisation for top executives in the media and publishing industry, focused on exploring, inventing, delivering and executing businesses aimed at the future. Previously Marcello Vena had founded from scratch and managed the entire digital trade book business of RCS Mediagroup, one of the largest European publishers and owner of book prestigious publishing houses such as Rizzoli, Bompiani and Fabbri Editori. He has almost 20 years of business innovation experience across three continents (Europe, US & Asia), encompassing the roles of designer, entrepreneur, venture capitalist, management consultant, negotiator and general manager. Before entering the publishing industry in 2010, he has been working on innovating product, service, process and organizations in diverse industries such as: aerospace, semiconductor, internet, pharma&biotech, home appliances, apparel, logistics. He holds an MBA degree with Dean’s List Distinction from INSEAD (France, Singapore) and a MS degree on Electronics Engineering. He speaks all five main languages of Western Europe. Renowned speaker at international events on publishing (New York, London, Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich, Paris, Milan, Gothenburg) and member of the Digital Book World 2015 Conference Council. Twitter @marcellovena www.allbrain.org

Big data features

Big Data: Dispelling the Myths About One of Publishing’s Hottest Buzzwords

Introduction Big data was one of Frankfurt Book Fair’s hottest topics of discussion this year among digital publishing professionals. Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, professor of Internet Governance and Regulation at the Oxford Internet Institute and author of the recent international best-seller Big Data, spoke forcefully about big data’s relevance to publishers and the insights they can...

BigJump Rizzoli Winner already published in print

Only 4 months from the submission of the draft manuscript to the availability in bookshops of the final print edition. During a public event on June 23rd, Rizzoli unveiled the final winner of BigJump, the first literary award in Italy for self-published novels, launched by Rizzoli, Amazon’s KDP and the Italian start-up 20lines. Out the...

The Lost Tail: The Myth of Book Publishing’s Long Tail

UPDATE: The Lost Tail: The Myth of Book Publishing’s Long Tail is no longer available as a free download. The myth of the Long Tail is possibly fading away as the digital book market grows, and it’s operated by few mega e-retailers. In a limitless world of digital goods, without inventory costs, huge search engines, near-zero marginal...

Rizzoli Unveils Three Category Winners of BigJump Literary Award, Launched in Italy with Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing

More than 500 self-published novels participating and more than 500,000 views in the BigJump dedicated section on the online platform provided by Italian startup 20lines Rizzoli announced the three Category Winners of BigJump, the first literary award in Italy for self-published novels, launched by Rizzoli, Amazon’s KDP and the Italian start-up 20lines. BigJump is brand-new form...