The architecture of the publishing industry today is changing amid “abundant” content and digital developments. Philip Jones and Andrew Albanese discussed the trends in a session led by Porter Anderson, Publishing Perspectives. Read More
Here’s to Publishing: Perspectives With Context
‘Consumers Do Not Need Help’ It will surprise few who know me that I mention wine in my opening commentary as Editor-in-Chief here at Publishing Perspectives. Ever fond of the grape, I was drawn to Catavino founder Ryan Opaz’s recent piece at Medium, On Wine. A Tragedy. The key message for wine makers, Opaz opines,… Read More
2016 #FutureChat: Make a wish
How do you like 2016 so far? Not that long ago, in a #FutureChat not that far away, we asked you what you considered to have been the high points of 2015 for publishing. Today, we’re looking for something a little more (or less) than a prediction: What would you like to see become a… Read More
In 2016, Adult Coloring Books: Only Half-Good For Publishing
Color Us Skeptical One of the things the book publishing industry produces best is confusion. Its gray areas (not unlike its Grey areas) are fogs of speculation, partial truths, gossip, and misty-eyed hindsight. Among the most beloved notions this year has been the idea that print books entered a renaissance in 2015. In bookseller’s dreams, consumers… Read More
SELF-e And The World’s Authors: Is English Our Lingua Franca?
‘Keep Calm And Study English’ “Since the smashing success of the first Harry Potter novel—which was a No. 1 bestseller in Germany in its English version at one point—we have evidence of English, as a reading language, to be a global phenomenon.” Rüdiger Wischenbart is the Vienna-based publishing consultant who produces the Global eBook Report and directs… Read More
Your 2015 high points
Let’s do the time warp again Then Amazon switched to per-page payouts on KDP Select. Right? And then Amazon changed it to different per-page rates for various territories. And then Amazon opened a physical bookstore. Run for your life! (If the latest Shelf Awareness account of reactions to that bit of bricks and mortar is right,… Read More
Does writing matter in a 'not book'?
‘Writing created for a digital space’ Late in her review of The Pickle Index for The FutureBook, Ami Greko tells us that Eli Horowitz and Russell Quinn (who, as Sudden Oak, also produced The Silent History) have given us another case in which the writing that forms the narrative spine of this new digital interactive storytelling… Read More
FutureBook's chairs, warming up with questions
Conference update: Bookings close this weekend for FutureBook 2015, hurry to get one of the remaining seats at Mermaid London for the event, which is a week from today, 4th December. Our hashtag for that one: #FutureBook15 And on Monday (30th November), follow speakers and delegates at Author Day on hashtag #AuthorDay, the kickoff to The FutureBook 2015… Read More
#FutureChat today: Have we manifested your concern?
Emma Barnes and Alastair Horne to present their manifestos at FutureBook 2015 We’re delighted today to announce that the #FutureBook15 manifestos chosen for presentation at The FutureBook 2015 Conference on the 4th of December at the Mermaid in London are those by Alastair Horne of Cambridge University Press and Emma Barnes of Bibliocloud and Snowbooks.… Read More
#AuthorDay – ask-the-agents
Friday 3-5 p.m. GMT live on Twitter, hashtag #AuthorDay The Author Day conference on 30th November at 30 Euston Square in London has become a double-barreled event, thanks to the generosity and cooperation of several key supporters of the effort. Our central issues-driven discussion at the core of the conference will be ringed with one-on-one meetings with: Editors… Read More