A New Architecture Of Algorithms: Could Trajectory Make Books ‘Discoverable’ At Last?

‘To Read More Books In A Similar Vein’ As the book publishing industry heads into its first major conference of the year this week — Digital Book World (hash it #DBW15 with us) in New York City — we learn now that we won’t be seeing one late-breaking major development on the program. And that’s not the… Read More


Writing on the Ether is currently sponsored by author, Internet entrepreneur, and international speaker J.F. Penn and her new book, Prophecy, an ARKANE thriller. The Ether is a collection of news and perspectives on publishing. It is written by journalist and critic Porter Anderson for Jane Friedman and it appears at JaneFriedman.com each Thursday. Because it is a long post, each edition includes a table of contents to help you move quickly to sections of the article you’d like to reach quickly. When you click on a table of contents listing, the URL generated can be sent to others to direct them to that specific section. Read More

EXTRA ETHER: Publishing vs. Authors?

Put baldly, the extreme end is a potential scenario in which major publishers could effectively cannibalize their main resource, turning the industry’s authors into paying consumers of publishing services. Read More