Over the centuries, the book industry has transformed itself time and again in radical ways. In the beginning, these changes often arose out of publishing houses that had their own printing presses and bookstores. After that came the splitting up into publishers and bookstores. At the moment, we have an industry that is stationary, online and – for many years now – also completely digital, that is, based on apps, eBooks and eReaders, such as the Tolino. Although it might not seem so from outside, the pace of innovation in the industry has increased significantly. For us, CONTENTshift is a book industry platform that enables founders – and their innovative new ideas – to more gain access to publishers and retail markets in a more efficient way. Today, the industry as a whole is working together to find pioneering solutions for the readers of tomorrow: Reading 3.0. Dr. Leif Göritz
Dr. Leif Göritz is a managing partner and chairman of the supervisory board at Thalia. He holds a doctorate in economics and is also known for his work as a business consultant and digital entrepreneur. Before coming to Thalia, Göritz was managing director at an international business incubator and project manager at The Boston Consulting Group. As the founder of several successful digital companies, but also as a partner at the Berlin-based Smart Mobile App Factory and council to the management board of Herder Verlag, Göritz is very familiar with the challenges facing startups and companies seeking to digitise their business.