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The Digital Minds Network is a network of consultants who since 2010 specialise in digital publishing in emerging economies. While our consultants operate independently around the world, the network adds value for their clients by pooling our resources, strategies, insights and experience.

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Arthur Attwell on the power of the photocopier

Last July, Arthur spoke at TEDxCapeTown on the surprising power of the photocopier, and how he’s using the ebook revolution in publishing to deliver books using photocopiers in developing countries. The text of the talk is also available.

Featured articles

  • Powering the wisdom of the crowdAugust 27, 2016 - 2:01 pm

    Every morning in a Madrid suburb, after getting his son to playschool, Daniel Lombraña González opens his laptop and logs into crowdcrafting.com, the website he runs. For five years he’s watched its users grow from tens to thousands to tens of thousands. And these aren’t users sharing cat photos. Every user is a volunteer in […]

  • La edición digital en la era móvil: América LatinaJune 9, 2016 - 1:58 pm

    Este artículo constituye la primera de 3 entregas sobre la edición digital en América Latina. El texto es en buena medida una actualización del informe La edición digital en los países en desarrollo (2011), aunque con un énfasis aun mayor puesto en los dispositivos móviles. En esta entrega, nos concentraremos en la influencia de las […]

  • The problem with self-publishingMay 9, 2016 - 1:54 pm

    What self-publishers lack is not skill, but the relationship between an author and a publisher. I make a lot of books, so authors often ask me: should I find a publisher or self-publish? And I usually say, ‘publishers don’t add any skills you can’t hire in yourself.’

  • Empowering Billions in Developing Markets to Publish OnlineNovember 9, 2015 - 2:07 pm

    It is undeniable that the mobile Web can help to reduce the digital divide. Developments in this field have allowed greater access to web content in numerous countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. But what happens when it comes to creation and participation? How do we promote an open mobile web in which local users can be active players, […]