When it comes to Open Access publishing, ‘If you are confused, then you are only beginning to understand the problem,’ says CCC’s Christopher Kenneally.
Digitization is changing every aspect of the book publishing business, providing new opportunities for publishers and authors to create, market and sell their print and digital content.
Pigeonhole a young, digital-only publisher in the UK, is commissioning new fiction, refashioning classics, and offering their ebooks via serialization and subscription.
Using advanced language processing Trajectory adds nuanced detail to book metadata, offering analytics for intensity and sentiment, among other qualities.
India’s Papertrell seeks to ‘change the DNA of books by conceptualizing and building content to have a two-way dialog creating true interactivity.’
San Francisco’s No Starch Press has found success producing “sharable books for geeks,” eschewing DRM and defying conventional publishing wisdom.
POD publisher and digital distributor Lantia will provide global print publication for two Paulo Coelho novellas, beating out his traditional publishers.
Robotic writing software is now capable of producing acceptable news stories based on published reports and media outlets are beginning to rely on them.
Thad McIlroy offers some statistics and key data on smartphones and tablets to help book publishers figure out how to address mobile technology.
Spanish digital start-up Mylibretto offers advanced widgets to help publishers promote titles online, while offering analytics and sales data.
As error-prone as OCR-produced ebooks are, could the book world benefit by offering consumers more information about how an ebook is produced?