PubliCon 2015- The Publishing Ecosystem
The fifth edition of PubliCon was held on Nov. 20th, 2015 at FICCI (the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry). The event focused on the publishing ecosystem, especially emphasizing digital printing and the changes in book distribution models; issues of piracy and infringement of copyright in publishing; and print and publishing outsource businesses in India.
Mr. Vikas Gupta delivered a presentation at the session on ‘Digital Printing and the Changes in Book Distribution Models.’ It was expounded that with the coming of digital technology, distribution models are seeing new dimensions. Print on Demand technology has made it possible to print only the number of copies required at a given point of time, and has also reduced freight cost. It was suggested that there is a need to create a model where POD and conventional publishing of books could co-exist.