About

I’m currently a PhD student at Bath Spa and the British Library, researching how mobile devices are changing the relationship between author, text, and reader.

I worked in digital publishing for thirteen years. Starting out as an Editorial Assistant for a publisher of on-line educational and reference materials, I then moved on to one of the larger university presses, first as a Project Developer and then as a Project Manager in their educational software division. After three years in the inspiring post of Innovations Manager, I spent four years as Social Media and Communities Manager for the same publisher’s English Language Teaching department.

In my spare time, I regularly give talks at conferences and to publishing students, and write widely on the future of the industry. This blog gathers together in one place posts I’ve written variously for FutureBook, the Frankfurt Book Fair, Skillset and Publishing Talk, along with posts too short – or controversial – to appear elsewhere.

I tweet as @pressfuturist.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Hi Alastair Horne

    I just followed you on twitter @artisjustaword I was wondering how you knew my mother Anna Mendelssohn the late poet.

    Thank you

    George

    1. Hi George,
      It’d be lovely to talk with you – would you like to send me your email address via pressfuturist at gmail dot com, and I’ll write back to you?
      Thanks,
      Alastair

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