Several years ago, when doomsayers were predicting that the digital boom would signal the inevitable demise of the publishing industry, few could have pictured the broad and varied landscape that constitutes modern day publishing. The advent of ebooks, the internet, mobile communication and social media are all playing their part in making the world of publishing infinitely more diverse, a land of new opportunities with business models and revenue streams to be exploited.

So if books are no longer all about paper, covers and binding, what has become of the publisher? What do you think has changed about the role of the publisher in recent years? Does being a publisher now require a spirit of innovation and experimentation that perhaps didn’t exist beforehand?

We want to know what you think. Please feel free to give us your thoughts and to discuss in the comment box below…