*+-By incorporating trillions of calculations, Bookish.com, the new online bookstore financed by Hachette, Penguin and S&S, promises to apply Big Data to book discovery.
*+-Laura Hazard Owen sums up the problem with book discovery like this: It doesn’t really work. She offers several solutions gleaned from Digital Book World 2013.
*+-Bookateria, a new book discovery and sales site, features titles that are being discussed, reviewed and recommended by those in the industry and the media.
*+-This week Porter Anderson offers excerpts from The Bookseller’s Digital Census, takes on Guy Kawasaki’s artisanal publishing and offers much more dish for authors.
*+-Publishers are constantly finding new ways to reach readers and market their books. As a reader, what sources to do you rely on for book recommendations? Take the survey and tell us.
*+-At Frankfurt’s 2012 StoryDrive conference, Small Demons CEO and co-found Valla Vakili spoke his how references in stories can actually lead to more book discovery.
*+-Every year, the conversations in Frankfurt lead to a set of new buzzwords that you hear over and over throughout the fair. Here are the ten that we discovered this year.
*+-Book discovery about connecting with people, not technology, noted several speakers Digital Book World Discoverability & Marketing Conference earlier this week.
*+-As with dieting, which can be boiled down to “eat less, move more” a simple principle applies to book discovery: write a book people want to read.
*+-Craig Mod has made all the content in his book Art Space Tokyo available to search engines, arguing that this is likely to spur sales.