sales manager and account manager in Culemborg, Nederland
In March 2014 I joined CB Logistics in Culemborg (Utrecht): the main media distributor in The Netherlands. As the Sales / Account Manager Digital Media, I am responsible for managing the relationships with publishers and retailers, answer their media related questions and create new sales propositions for their titles. Besides that, a sufficient part of my work is looking for new business models, (media) partners and innovations for the book world.
Before, I was the Digital Publisher for De Arbeiderspers|A.W. Bruna Uitgevers, one of the largest commercial publishers in The Netherlands. I created titles (for all the imprints) that exceeded standard e-books, like enhanced e-books, apps and hybrid projects (book + apps). Besides creating digital titles, I was also responsible for creating and implementing new business models for the publishing house and the publishing group WPG.
Before that, I worked several years as an (acquisitions) editor New Media and Non-fiction. All combined, I have an experience in the book world of more than 12.5 years now.
Besides my work, I am specialized in spotting new trends in publishing and translating trends and developments we see in other industries (i.e. music, games, film) to make them implementable for the book world. I share my thoughts on this on my Twitter account, blog (Dutch) and on The FutureBook (English).
I also do talks (in both Dutch and English) on the changing (and digitizing) book world, piracy (and how to deal with it) and the innovations we can implement to successfully support this transition. I've done talks at Tools of Change (Frankfurt, Germany), IfBookThen (Milan, Italy) and multiple in The Netherlands.