The Bangkok Post looks at how Thai publishers are leveraging social media and online video to promote titles to younger readers and reach a wider potential audience.
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NPR reports that a German-based group called PediaPress is raising money to publish a print edition of all of Wikipedia’s 4.5 million articles.
BiblioNasium, the literary social network for kids, has announced the launch of advanced book review features.
Portland’s Tin House Press, born out of the eponymous magazine, continues to foster a community of engaged readers interested in eclectic small press publishing.
Movellas, a community for teenagers to read, write and share stories launched in 2010, has attracted 200,000 budding literati in the US, UK and Denmark.
Writing for The Guardian, Robert McCrum observes that ‘the credit crunch and the internet are making writing as a career harder than it has been for a generation.’
Tech is returning dividends to publishing, with Valobox’s ‘Gift an Ebook’ program and Bookseer’s advanced social media data mining and price analytics.
A new study reports that after a book wins an award its social media ratings tend to dip. The Guardian explains why.
Bernard Pivot is the new president of the Académie Goncourt, a perfect role for ‘the best informed man on what is happening today in the world of books in France and even abroad.’
Several campaigns have started this year to encourage readers to pickup and appreciate more books by women writers.