Publishing Perspectives’ #EtherIssue debate on the allegedly slowing ebook market reveals apparent contradictions in self-publishing interests.
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Our weekly round-up of web buzz from Porter Anderson looks at how easily exaggerated interpretations of publishing industry commentary can skew the debate.
Porter Anderson’s weekly round-up of Web buzz for authors takes on the fate of the ISBN, the idea of the author platform, the prospects for used ebooks, and more.
ISBNs date back to the 1960s, but many think the system no longer reflects the realities of the digital age. Should the ISBN system be abolished, updated, or left alone?
Bowker, the official ISBN agency of the US, has partnered for e-book conversion Data Conversion Laboratory (DCL) to offer a new 1-stop shop for authors.
India’s publishing industry faces rising challenges for editorial departments, new business models for distribution, and the rise of agenting in India.
Germany’s second biggest book fair offers a barometer of what’s obsessing the world’s third largest publishing industry By Siobhan O’Leary LEIPZIG: Students from the HTWK […]
By Hannah Johnson So we’ve got metadata to tell everyone what our books are called and who wrote them, but now there it’s possible to […]
• Should publishers assign a unique ISBN for each e-book format of each title they publish, and what are the implications either way? • There […]
By Edward Nawotka In today’s lead story, Erik Christopher looks at the various issues publishers have to face when considering whether or not to assign […]