Canada Calling: BitLit and Shelfie at Three Years

  By Porter Anderson | @Porter_Anderson Publishing Perspectives Editor-in-Chief “It’s been nearly 3 years since I first picked up a phone and started calling publishers.” And Peter Hudson, founding CEO of BitLit in Vancouver, is in a good position to tell newcomers to the publishing startup scene what to expect: “Looking back, I understand why everybody I… Read More

Gray Areas: ‘The Elements’ Of Good Book Apps

    ‘Programmers Need To Be Treated As Top Talent, Just Like Authors’ A funny thing happened on the way to digital books and ebook enhancement: We forgot that we knew what we know. Theodore Gray At the end of last week, we published an articulate essay at The Bookseller’s The FutureBook by developer and designerTheodore Gray. In… Read More

Opening a 'Cracked Eye': The short and the short of it

Follow @Porter_Anderson In short: Another online literary journal enters a crowded field A very crowded field. In fact, there are now so many books — and so many journals and magazines of fiction and other writings — that a new one based in London is banking on “short” as the ace up its sleeve. Short.… Read More

Diversion Books Launches EverAfter App

Is The Romance Market Really Bottomless? An innovative independent publisher in New York City, Diversion Books has announced a new venture: EverAfter is described in its inaugural press release as “the first bookstore experience exclusively dedicated to romance ebooks,” offering “in-app purchase.” The consumer copy on the app’s landing page puts across its information in this customer-facing language: Always… Read More