*+-A panel at the IDPF Digital Book Conference this Wednesday asks, is Amazon good for readers? Tell us what you think.
*+-Using the example of Airbnb, Valla Vakili argues that great storytellers use familiar settings in unexpected ways, a tactic that applies business as well.
*+-German self-published author Annie Stone advises writers to focus on fan engagement and being a nice, approachable person, than straight forward marketing.
*+-Valla Vakili looks at how Netflix uses character development and storytelling to define its customers, as well as create great content.
*+-A new cookbook from Bloomsbury by celebrity chef Vikas Khanna is printed in gold ink, launched at Cannes, and costs $13,000.
*+-Pakastani-born Canadian children’s book author Rukhsana Khan explains how to leverage appearances at book fairs for the greatest benefit and impact.
*+-Ebookseller Kobo is offering free ebooks and previews to Southwest Airlines passengers through the airline’s inflight entertainment portal.
*+-The free download ’12 Books You Can’t Miss at BookCon’ features exclusive pre-release excerpts from 12 authors who will be appearing at this year’s BookCon.
*+-This is the part three of our series about how Venezuelan publishers are surviving amid fierce challenges. Today, we consider a trio of scrappy publishers.
*+-More than money, crowdfunding offers valuable feedback to authors, as they learn the fundamentals of speaking directly to readers, argues Deborah Emin.