The Bookseller is hosting the FutureBook conference in London today. I’m not speaking there, but here I am speaking in October 2016 at Digital Commerce Summit on some of my thoughts on the future of book sales and publishing in the next 5 – 10 years. I love all this futurist stuff 🙂
The short video includes my thoughts on 5 billion new consumers coming online, global mobile payments, 3D printing, drones, VR, AR and more.
I’m influenced in these areas by Peter Diamandis’s book BOLD and his weekly Abundance Insider newsletter, as well as his post on the World in 2025. Plus, Singularity Hub, Digital Trends, Exponential Wisdom podcast and Wired magazine. I’d also recommend Kevin Kelly’s book, The Inevitable.
If you’re feeling down about the future, read all those instead of the mainstream media and you’ll see how exciting the future will be.
Here are some podcast episodes on related topics:
- Digital, Mobile, Global, Indie? The Future of Publishing with Thad McIlroy
- Virtual Reality for Writers, Publishing and Gaming with Rob Morgan
- How Authors can use 3D printing with Kevin Koekkoek
- How to Use Data Science to Write and Sell More Books with Chris Fox