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,

From LBF to Pubsmart: Are Publishers & Authors Getting Closer?

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For this week’s @PubPerpsectives #EtherIssue live discussion, Porter Anderson looks at the two de facto camps working today, authors and publishers.

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London Book Fair: Mind the Digital Gap

In the quiet before London Book Fair's Publishing for Digital Minds opens Monday at London's QEII Centre: The dilemma of how "digital minds" must really work. | Photo: Porter Anderson

This week’s #EtherIssue discussion question asks: How close are publishers to understanding what is really required to be successful in the digital age?

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As London Book Fair Looms: Debates Natural and Not

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Porter Anderson sets up Publishing Perspectives’ weekly #EtherIssue debate with a recurrence of the print vs. ebook debate on the eve of London Book Fair.

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Hi Opens to the Public: Writing for Moderns

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Porter Anderson sets up the #EtherIssue discussion with a look at Craig Mod’s new release, Hi, and other young publishing-related companies.

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Book Prices: Have Authors Lowballed Themselves?

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This week Porter Anderson sets up an #EtherIssue discussion on the market implications of bargain-basement book prices and looks at Kobo’s fight for Agency.

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Short Reads: The Rooster Crows, Very Briefly

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Publishing Perspectives’ #EtherIssue live chat on Wednesday will focus on the trend toward short reads, newly represented by the Rooster app for iOS.

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London Author Fair’s Debut: Change Agents

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Porter Anderson reports on the inaugural London Author Fair conference in Covent Garden and looking at the role agents might play for self-publishers.

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Bringing Tools of the Trade to Self-Publishing

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In Publishing Perspectives’ Issues on the Ether, Porter Anderson asks #EtherIssue participants to focus on tools needed by entrepreneurial authors.

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Do Hugh Howey’s AuthorEarnings Add Up?

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In Publishing Perspectives’ Issues on the Ehter, Porter Anderson preps an #EtherIssue live debate on Hugh Howey’s new initiative.

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Issues on the Ether: The Literary Elitism Question

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Setting up Wednesday’s #EtherIssue debate on Twitter, Porter Anderson looks at recent writing on perceptions of elitism in the literary world.

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