This week’s #EtherIssue discussion question asks: How close are publishers to understanding what is really required to be successful in the digital age?
The Digital Minds conference in London took a philosophical bent, questioning is this ‘golden age for publishing or the end of the book?’
Prior to the opening of the London Book Fair, Ed Nawotka wonders why in the digital age such events still exist? The answer is easy: word-of-mouth.
Before the London Book Fair kicks off, a book-y gathering of authors, designers, editors, agents, marketing/PR folks, techies, thinkers and others will explore the future of publishing and reading.
Korea is Market Focus at the London Book Fair, and author Kyung-sook Shin reflects on the implications of the unified moniker and a rare visit to North Korea.
Porter Anderson sets up Publishing Perspectives’ weekly #EtherIssue debate with a recurrence of the print vs. ebook debate on the eve of London Book Fair.
In Publishing Perspectives’ Issues on the Ether, Porter Anderson asks #EtherIssue participants to focus on tools needed by entrepreneurial authors.
Korean literary agent Joseph Leo of KL Management says, ‘Before asking why Korean authors fail to win the [Nobel], I want to ask them how many books you read a year.’
The 2013 PA International Conference in London lamented the general lack of appreciation for the role of publishers and lauded the revival of indie booksellers.
Korea is looking to export more of its fiction, even as reading declines at home, while in Russia, talented authors see sale squandered by a faltering publishing and distribution system.