The Association of American Publishers (AAP) invited Slicebooks to be part of “The Innovators” panel at this year’s Professional & Scholarly Publishing Conference in Washington D.C. The conference was well attended by STEM publishers despite travel schedule paranoia due to the monster weather system blanketing New England last week. (Our own flight from D.C to NYC was postponed a day due to the snow storm, so we spent our off day instead at the Smithsonian viewing the Emancipation Proclamation exhibit, Julia Child’s kitchen, the Ruby Slippers and so much more. Time well spent!)
The theme of our presentation at the conference was simple, and more or less echoed by the other Innovation Panel participants. Today’s users expect choice and flexibility, and content must be made available how and when the user needs it. This is just what Slicebooks is focused on. All of our development and the partnerships we are forming are aimed at making all content available whole, sliced, remixable and accessible immediately from any device. This is as true in educational and journal publishing as it is for trade publishers, and feedback from STEM publishers following the conference indicates that they are on board.