*+-Research from International STM and Outsell values the STM publishing market at approximately $25 billion, plus $10 billion in additional journal revenues.
*+-The free download ’12 Books You Can’t Miss at BookCon’ features exclusive pre-release excerpts from 12 authors who will be appearing at this year’s BookCon.
*+-Jim Bryant of Trajectory.com argues that advancements natural language processing leading to keywords may unlock a revolution in book discovery.
*+-Education publishers and edtech startups came together at the BISG Higher Education Conference to discuss the challenges of this changing marketplace.
*+-LéaLA, the Spanish-language Book Fair of Los Angeles, taking place May 15-17, has added a professional day and will feature more than 100 authors.
*+-Roger Tagholm considers whether authors pulling out of the PEN ceremony honoring Charlie Hebdo was the appropriate reaction.
*+-Academic researchers and publishers face growing pressure to publish in English but there are challenges in translating work and finding a suitable outlet.
*+-More than money, crowdfunding offers valuable feedback to authors, as they learn the fundamentals of speaking directly to readers, argues Deborah Emin.
*+-Publishers need to focusing on developing fans for books, not merely marketing them, argues Lance Fensterman, founder of ReedPop and producer of BookCon.
*+-Comedian Louis C.K. has a lot to teach publishers about digital marketing: specifically, his direct-to-consumer digital releases.