Publishing 2012
World Bank/George Washington University,
Mexico City, Feb 2007
Preparing for the Future:
Digital Strategies for Publishers

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Changing Landscape of Technical Infrastructure, continued


  • New players in fundamental IT infrastructure: Amazon, Google, Sun, Yahoo, or local businesses who can provide server, applications, and services over Ethernet
  • New options: outsource (without charge) book presentation and sales to Google Book Search, Amazon, etc.
  • New options: purchase/use services (Book Treasurehouse for online catalog, Lulu, for print on demand.
  • New options: purchase in-house solutions, by using offshore programmers
  • New options: partner with Ebrary, NetLibrary, etc.
  • New options: build own Spanish-language consortium/collective like the above




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