*+-Corey Pressman of Exprima Media links the closure of Readmill to the evolution of post-print culture, or what Marshall McLuhan called ‘the second orality.’
*+-Fanfiction offers an alternative publishing model for community engagement, online interaction and the book business, argues Anna von Veh of NZ’s Say Books.
*+-A fear of piracy is one thing, but a fear of sharing? If social reading and community building is the cornerstone of book marketing, then users must be trusted.
*+-Change agents on the West coast meet book publishers from New York at the Books in Browsers conference. The result: a lot of quotable moments.
*+-Social reading seems like a counterintuitive idea, but it enriches both reading and publishing, argues Anobii CEO Matteo Berlucchi.
*+-Take our survey and let us know if you’re obsessed with posting everything you read to social reading/media sites or you prefer your privacy.
*+-This week Brazil’s publishing industry gathered to discuss the opportunities and pitfalls of digital.
*+-Do you only buy the books your friends suggest? Perhaps not. By Edward Nawotka It has long been a maxim in book marketing that “word-of-mouth” is the best. The same can be said for “handselling” in bookstores. So what happens when both move online? Book oriented social networking, nee bookselling, sites are proliferating. Copia and Bookish, in the US, and …
*+-By Edward Nawotka Today’s lead article discusses the launch of Sens Critique, a new social bookmarking, criticism and reading site. In the the United States we have Goodreads, Shelfari, LibraryThing and other similar sites. Do you have something similar where you live that you recommend to book lovers? What does the ideal social reading site look to you and why? Let …
*+-By Edward Nawotka In today’s thoughtful editorial by Franz Wisner, he argues that the immediate, fragmentary nature of most writing on the Internet and social media needs to be complemented by full-length narrative — one constructed over time and after much reflection and deliberation. Do you think this is true? Could social media ultimately replace some books? (Newspapers, magazines? That’s …
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