*+-Using advanced language processing Trajectory adds nuanced detail to book metadata, offering analytics for intensity and sentiment, among other qualities.
*+-In its new white paper, Danish publishing consultancy Schilling challenged executives to answer “what should a publishing company built from scratch look like?”
*+-Lisa Buchan of SmackFiction explains the process of building and piloting a new app for Young Adult and New Adult book discovery in New Zealand and Australia.
*+-The New York Public Library has launched a new online book recommendation engine powered by Bookish Recommends from New York digital startup Zola Books.
*+-In the age of the internet, online promotional videos offer the best opportunity for persistent book discovery, argues Gabriel Pena i Ballesté of Bookmovies.tv.
*+-When you’re shopping for gifts, try getting a recommendation from an actual human expert at your local bookstore, suggests Ross Ufberg of New Vessel Press.
*+-Germany’s Skoobe, Flipintu and LOG.OS are bringing fresh ideas and insight to helping German readers find their next book to read or buy.
*+-Instead of mining data or listening to a chorus of friends, Describli founder Laura Fredericks says we should look at how people found books in bookstores.
*+-Startup Nextread.me promises to combine the best of social media book discovery and bargain book shopping.
*+-Startup Crowd the Book launched in March, is using selective, online marketing to try and ‘create a wildfire around great books published by small presses.’