February 2013

The Copyright Bubble

by Adam on February 28, 2013

As a cookbook publisher (or perhaps more accurately, a recipe content publisher) there are so many pressures that our business model faces. From the free online content, to self-publishing, to the rise of cheap ebooks and the pressure that puts on existing print prices, there are plenty of problems our industry faces that need to […]


Innovation in Food: Dinner Kits Delivered

by Adam on February 24, 2013

As I’ve written about in the past, the food space is undergoing tremendous change right now, especially as when it comes to innovation and entrepreneurship. Some of this innovation is need-based, other parts of it are more novelty (but still interesting). I’ve been following some new start-ups in the space and have been once again […]


Getting Paid for (Un)Social Media

by Adam on February 15, 2013

As we move into an ever-more digitally connected age, our social media footprint is perhaps the most important representative we have of our brand and identity in the online world. But, it’s also a double-edged sword for many who worry about managing their time online productively and also creating a social media presence that represents […]


The Roger Smith Cookbook Conference

by Adam on February 11, 2013

This weekend marked the second annual Roger Smith Cookbook Conference in NYC, three days of programming focused on the past, present and future of cookbooks and recipe content. I was pleased to be able to take part as a co-organizer of the event, focusing on 16 sessions that explored the evolution of digital content, apps, […]


X+1 and the Synergy of Digital Advertising

by Adam on February 7, 2013

I had the opportunity to attend the Reed & Desilva Dealmakers Summit today, held at the rather austere New World Stage in NYC. There were about 100 people in attendance, and the conference itself covered a variety of topics on the business development, acquisitions and investment spectrum. Overall, it was an interesting event, and one […]


The Big Business of Food

by Adam on February 3, 2013

In looking at the evolution of the food space, especially as it relates to the technology space, there’s a lot that can be gained by finding analogies to similar business ecosystems that have come before. These analogies help to explain and map the opportunity for smaller companies against well-entrenched incumbents who seem to have a […]