Chris Lavergne, publisher of Thought Catalog Books, knows what his social-savvy data is saying: Create ‘an experience that isn’t efficient.’ Read More
Reader Analytics: Not All Authors Want To Know
Your Soul Vs. Data? When Jellybooks’ Andrew Rhomberg wrote at Digital Book World recently about publishers having a Fear of Data in an age of digital metrics, I thought that taking that issue to authors would be a worthwhile exercise. And I tried it out on some trusted colleagues by making it the “Provocations in… Read More
Wait! Not Another Selfie! Instead, Take A Shelfie!
Is A Picture Worth A Thousand eBooks? So there I was the other day, putting together a story for The Bookseller’s The FutureBook about Vancouver’s BitLit. That’s the young start-up company that wants you to have ebook editions (free or at a discount) of books you’v’e already bought in print. A lot like when you buy… Read More
BitLit has data you thought you'd lost — on its 'shelfies'
“They really are the Big Five. They’re not just saying that. They really are.” Peter Hudson cracks up as he says this. He’s the co-founder with Marius Muja of the still-young Vancouver-based start-up BitLit. As we report today at The Bookseller, the company has just announced a major new partnership with Elsevier for some 5,000 science… Read More
Torchin' For Books Data
Nobody came forward to say we have too much books data. The fact that we cannot see the size and shape of the publishing industry today, however, strikes some as more problematic than others. And shortly after The FutureBook.net community’s #FutureChat on the problem of missing data, I was reminded once more of how many folks… Read More
Writer's Digest's Conference in LA: You Are So On
My address is 2025 Avenue of the Stars. This is as it should be, of course. 90067. With my sunglasses so firmly in place that I can barely read anything on the screen, I’m writing to you on the eve of Phil Sexton’s Writer’s Digest Novel Writing Conference in Los Angeles. It’s at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza… Read More
Can better data management make good work stand out?
Into the data dome It was the kind of conference session that sends attendees out into the hallway wide-eyed and wary. And it was hard not to feel for them, too. After all, at Writer’s Digest’s Annual Conference in New York City, when more than 650 people attend, you still can get raised hands just by asking, “Who doesn’t… Read More
Publishing is Now a “Data Game”
The session “Big Data / Little Data: The Practical Capture, Analysis, and Integration of Data for Publishers” takes place on Tuesday, October 8 from 10:40 to 11:30 a.m. at the Frankfurt Academy’s CONTEC 2013 Conference as part of the Frankfurt Book Fair. Read More