He has written and talked extensively about publishing, the future of media, the creative industries and the economics of technology (including over ninety talks in the past four years including a TEDx talk). He has been featured in and written for The Guardian, The FT, Venturebeat, Wired and The Daily Telegraph and on BBC 2, the BBC World Service, BBC Radio 4, NPR and Bloomberg TV amongst others.
He has worked as a digital publisher, an economics researcher, a book reviewer and founded several web initiatives. He has produced a number of digital firsts including the first ebooks on the iPhone and the first choose your own adventure app. He has worked with organisations including The Economist, the New Scientist, the National Trust and the Wellcome Trust.
Michael has a degree in English Literature from the University of Oxford where he won the University Gibbs Prize. He has been a British Council Young Creative Entrepreneur, a Frankfurt Book Fair Fellow and is currently a Visiting Researcher at the Oxford Brookes International Centre for Publishing and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
He has written a prize-winning monograph, The Content Machine (Anthem Press 2013), a groundbreaking academic exploration of the past, present and future of publishing. His latest book is Curation: The Power of Selection in a World of Excess (Little, Brown Piatkus) and he is co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of Publishing (OUP).
He can be found on Twitter as @michaelbhaskar.