Browsing by topic: Book Discovery Launches, Applies Big Data to Book Discovery


By incorporating trillions of calculations,, the new online bookstore financed by Hachette, Penguin and S&S, promises to apply Big Data to book discovery.

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Is Online Book Discovery Broken? Here’s How to Fix It


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.

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Publishers Lunch Opens “Bookateria” Book Discovery Site with Random House


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.

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Ether for Authors: Listening to the Industry

APE by Guy Kawasaki and Shawn Welch

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.

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SURVEY: How Do You Find New Books to Read?

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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.

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Stories Can Lead to More Stories

Small Demons CEO Valla Vakili speaks at the StoryDrive Frankfurt conference

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.

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Book Discovery Starts with Psychology, Not Technology


Book discovery about connecting with people, not technology, noted several speakers Digital Book World Discoverability & Marketing Conference earlier this week.

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Why Book Discovery Advice is Like Weight Loss Advice


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.

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Should You Expose All Your Book’s Content to Search Engines?

Art Space Tokly

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.

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