How to Navigate The Confusing Digital Book Landscape by Sarah Weinman at Daily Finance Let’s Try Un-Remarkable by Don Linn at Bait ‘n’ Beer What Web Media Can Learn from Print by Bud Parr at Reading and Writing in The Age of Sand Richard Nash on a new business model for Publishing at The Literary Platform Richard Nash advocates death of copyright at Mobylives
Publishng: Ami Greko on PR and Marketing
PR campaigns for books are getting complicated. The main goal is the same as it ever was: to sell books. What’s becoming painfully clear is that we don’t exactly know what coverage it is that does that. To all of the talented publicists out there who just yelled, NPR! The New York Times! Good Morning America!, and all the authors who started yelling, Oprah!—I know. These are...
Experiential Reading by Sarah Jae-Jones
I may or may not be one of the few optimistic people left in the industry who is optimistic about the future of publishing. Perhaps this is a function of someone green enough to be hopeful or perhaps it’s the function of being incredibly shortsighted. Regardless, I’m someone who believes that the general desire for long-form fiction and nonfiction will overcome whatever format (e, print, some...
Publishng: Meet our Author, Brian Joseph Davis
On Being Publishd by Brian Joseph Davis When I first met Publishr team member Ami Greko, I had just finished doing a reading from the pastry counter of McNally Jackson in New York. The reason I was perched above a Plexiglas display full of tarts was that my laptop’s audio-out line was not long enough to reach the bookstore’s PA system from the podium. The situation was kind of Kraftwerk meets...
Overlapping Blueprints: A multi-layered approach...
In a recent webinar organized by OCLC, Laura Dawson presented a very simple, yet essential definition of metadata: “Metadata is data about data.” In this equation, the latter ‘data’ refers specifically to the content of a pBook or eBook. The former ‘data’ is a collection of certain pieces of information about the content that we use to categorize, place, shelve,...
The changing role of marketing in a consumer-driven world at O’Reilly Why is Google Going into Bookselling? at The Big Money Scribd begins conversion from Flash to HTML5 at TeleRead Where Marketing, Mission, and Marajuana Meet by Kate Rados at Huffington Post The Lazy Medium: How people really watch television at The Economist
Publishng: Thoughts on transparency and an agenda
This week, as the project continues to evolve, I’ve been thinking a lot of about transparency. What types of things are appropriate to talk about? What things are off limits? Is transparency a singular notion in the heads of many, or is there some universal accepted definition? In the end, I do believe that each of us is comfortable with sharing at different levels. All this to say, there...
Mountains of Data by P. Bradley Robb
Touch a word and gain real-time, global context - that’s the promise of the connected, next-generation eBook. That promise highlights major difference between print and digital books. The advance isn’t in the file format, but rather the level of access, the malleability of a story, the interconnectedness of everything. And the means to achieve that future isn’t through...