Author Archives: Porter Anderson

Porter Anderson is a Fellow with the National Critics Institute, a 32-year journalist with several newspapers and three networks of CNN, as well as a producer posted to the Rome headquarters of the United Nations’ World Food Programme. Read more on his website,

“A Footprint on the Convention Floor”: BEA’s Author Hub

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BookExpo America’s uPublishU Author Hub created self-published authors’ own ‘footprint on the convention floor’ for the first time, setting a strong precedent.

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BEA’s New Author Hub: “Don’t Sit Down!” Programming

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The week’s BookExpo America introduces the all-new Author Hub, which features fast, crisp presentations on an array of topics. But keep moving: Don’t Sit Down!

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Self-Publishers Go to the Library: SELF-e at BEA’s Author Hub

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At BookExpo America’s Author Hub, a new program for self-publishers and libraries – plus Hugh Howey’s latest report.

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Who Is Bigfooting Whom? We’ve Seen It Before

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This week’s Publishing Perspectives’ #EtherIssue live Twitter discussion focuses on the Amazon-Hachette standoff. What does it mean to authors & readers?

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Publishing’s “Metamorphoses” at Klopotek 2014’s Berlin Forum

Delegates to Klopotek AG''s Publishers' Forum give outgoing conference chief Helmut von Berg a standing ovation in Berlin. Behind him: Porter Anderson, Edward Nawotka, Hugh Howey.

A recap the key points in the 2014 Klopotek Publishers’ Forum in Berlin this past week. The top message to the German audience: ‘embrace change or die.’

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The Muse’s Town Hall: Writing Literary for Digital

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Porter Anderson goes over panelist viewpoints ahead of the Publishing Perspectives live stream (May 2) of the Muse Town Hall on literary fiction and digital.

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The Muse’s Town Hall: Benjamin Samuel on Literature’s Future

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Porter Anderson has commentary from Electric Literature’s Benjamin Samuel ahead of Friday’s Grub Street Muse Town Hall.

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The Muse’s Town Hall: Looking for Literary in Digital Places

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In Issues on the Ether, Porter Anderson looks at literary fiction in digital publishing with Eve Bridburg of Grub Street’s and its Muse Conference.

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The Muse’s Town Hall: Jane Friedman on Literary in Digital Times

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Porter Anderson previews the Grub Street Muse Conference Town Hall on literary fiction in digital times; Publishing Perspectives streams it Friday 1:30 p.m. ET.

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What If Boys Can’t Find the Right (Reading) Stuff?

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This week’s #EtherIssue discussion will look at author Jonathan Emmett’s finding about boys’ reading and the gender balance in the industry.

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