Andrew Rhomberg explains how Jellybooks smart software embedded in ebook ARCs allows publishers to unobtrusively glean crucial pre-pub data from readers.
Industry vet Michael Bhaskar’s digital publisher Canelo launches this week with two titles and is offering 50-60% royalties, giving UK authors new options.
John Warren explains how process improvement, the use of keywords, and crowdsourcing metadata can improve publisher profitability and sales of books.
Josh Brody, CEO of Pronoun (ex-Vook), outlines his company’s aims in refashioning itself as an author-first digital publishing and distribution platform.
More than 20 publishing and reading-related technology demos were developed in a caffeine-fueled 48-hour frenzy at this past weekend’s CODEX Hackathon.
Among the innovative new tech on display at the annual AAUP meeting were new tools for annotations and publishing open access monographs.
Jim Bryant draws examples from Trajectory.com bookselling partners in China to argue that superior, localized metadata increases book sales — everywhere.
Scotland’s Palimpsest started as a pre-press and services provider, but seeing an open niche, is now publishing digital editions of Scottish classics.
Ronald Schild of Germany’s MVB discusses how research shows simple metadata fixes, like putting the language of a book in your metadata, can double sales.
With free open web tools billions of new users in developing markets now have the ability to publish online, says Mark Surman of the Mozilla Foundation.