Wednesday, 3 March 2010
John Markinson , CEO Penguin defines company's future as software - application developer - not publisher
The e-book market and the business opportunities tø come for both platform providers, and publishers continues to morph into view. It is a fast moving space, and I miss stuff - not least this from John Markinson, CEO, Penguin from earlier in Feburary, 2010.
In this three minute video extract, he seems to have re framed Penguin as a software content company -application developer - not a book publisher?
He also seems to be saying that Penguin isnt all that interested in the ePub standard because it won't give him what he wants - audio - video - gaming - as well as text and graphics.
At the least, his dismissal of the ePub standard as not currently capable to take care for their requirements is worth our attention.