At the Yale Publishing Course, Craig Mod lauds Wattpad, despite its flaws, and urges entrepreneurs to delight and encourage your readers if you want to be a successful startup.
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Two data analytics companies, Next Big Book and Qlovi, won startup prizes at BEA, but several others caught our eye and are worth watching through 2014.
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.’
John Pettigrew explains the principles behind Collate it, a UK digital startup aimed at helping publishers by replicating editors’ natural workflow, online.
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.
Tech is returning dividends to publishing, with Valobox’s ‘Gift an Ebook’ program and Bookseer’s advanced social media data mining and price analytics.
In this Exprima Talks episode, Corey Pressman talks to startup Beneath the Ink about their ebook enhancement technology, and to author Emma Boling about how she used it in her book, Mistress of France.
Germany’s Rowohlt and Das Wilde Dutzend (The Wild Dozen) embody the latest thinking in transmedia storytelling, one is re-imagining the thriller and the other, fairy tales.
On short notice, a dozen of the UK’s top startups hosted the first Digital Publishing Xmas Fair, celebrating London’s burgeoning entrepreneurial community.
The self-publishing ecosystem in Germany is expanding into more dramatic experimentation, from crowdsourcing to offering author advances.