From Digital Book World:
With the digital transition slowing down, many publishers may find themselves with more breathing room than they did just a few years ago, when ebooks were growing at a rapid clip. That’s leading some to make important adjustments to core processes, while others are seeking growth opportunities through acquisitions.
But for all those who welcome the stability of today’s hybrid market, there are some who still warn against getting too comfortable. And since pushing forward on innovative products, distribution models and publishing strategies—not to mention buckling down for broad-based disruption—is arguably harder to do well than fine-tuning a familiar system, we thought we’d turn a spotlight on some of those challenges and contingencies.
To be sure, there’s valid and wide-ranging disagreement over whether publishers even need to seriously rethink what they do.
Link to the rest at Digital Book World which will ask you to register to receive a copy of its report on the subject.
PG hasn’t read the report, but here’s his prediction of Big Publishing’s thinking about disruption of its business model.