What is the ‘new’ publisher?

So who is “The New Publisher”? The Bookseller’s FutureBook conference offered several perspectives on the question. In a session chaired by Jonny Geller, literary agent and MD at Curtis Brown several panelists sought to offer answers, including John Mitchinson; ex-book retailer, former TV producer and head of Unbound, the crowd-funding platform for authors; Charlie Redmayne, previously Chief Digital Officer, Harper Collins and now CEO, Pottermore.com; the champion of learning-through-doing, Dominique Raccah, CEO of Sourcebooks; Jason Cooper, digital and new business development for Faber and Faber; and Jonathan Williams, founder of Boxfiction, a start-up looking “to challenge the novel as the main form of fiction.”

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