*+-Using the example of Airbnb, Valla Vakili argues that great storytellers use familiar settings in unexpected ways, a tactic that applies business as well.
*+-Penguin Random House imprint Hogarth is focuses on publishing high quality literary fiction told in voices from around the world, says editor Alexis Washam.
*+-Valla Vakili looks at how Netflix uses character development and storytelling to define its customers, as well as create great content.
*+-Venerable digital publishing platform Vook is no longer, but has been re-imagined and rebranded as Pronoun — a company that will offer 100% royalties.
*+-Publishing is returning to its pre-industrial models when everyone was a creator, transforming into a network where emotions matter most, says Richard Nash.
*+-Strong leadership in publishing is welcome, but as new publishing leaders step forward, one realizes all are mere ‘temporary custodians.’
*+-Our May 2015 selection from BlueInk Review, a service which reviews self-published books. This selection includes guides to finance and fighting cancer.
*+-The Writers Block, a bookstore supported by Tony Hsieh’s Las Vegas Downtown Project, has brought literary chops and an expresso book machine to Sin City.
*+-Bulgarian translator Izidora Angel conveys the heartbreaking frustration of trying to render cultural nuances in English translation.
*+-Leanpub’s Peter Armstrong discusses the benefits of Lean Publishing, or publishing your book as it is written to acquire feedback from your audience.