Data experts Sebastian Posth, Kristen McLean and Laura Dawson discuss how analytics are transforming publishing and what this new field demands of the industry.
Ether for Authors: Data Deluge
Porter Anderson’s roundup of Web buzz looks at the deluge of data coming out of confabs in Italy, B&Ns battle with S&S, Sebastian Posth’s German analytics, and much more.
Fondazione LIA Rolls Out Accessible Publishing Program for Italy
With the cooperation of some 80 percent of Italy’s publishing companies, the new Fondazione LIA program is establishing accessibility standards for books.
Publishing Perspectives Talks: Executive Women on Pay and Bias in the Book Business
Amid what Amazon Publishing’s Mikyla Bruder describes as ‘the unconscious bias you’re confronted with every day,’ panelists call for equal pay for women.
Frankfurt’s Publishing Perspectives Talks: Climate, Women’s Leadership, Blockchain
Our 2019 Publishing Perspectives Talks at Frankfurt will explore how climate crisis, women and executive leadership, and blockchain affect book publishing.
Content Blockchain Project Wins One of Germany’s Digital Publishing Awards
The Content Blockchain project, a collaborative effort among three companies, includes the development of the ISCC, an identifier of content in a decentralized ledger environment.
Blockchain in Publishing: Modeling the Future at Canada’s Access Copyright
In Canada, Access Copyright is working on developing blockchain solutions for book publishing, including smart contracts and an attribution ledger.
Previewing GLOBALOCAL, the “Forum for Content” in India
This February, GLOBALOCAL 2015 will host publishing executives from around the world for high-level discussions and workshops in New Delhi.
Ether for Authors: More Gatekeeping? Sisyphus Could Relate
Self-publishing, despite its community’s diversity of style and material, may need awards and other ‘gatekeeping’ devices for coherence in the marketplace.
Ether for Authors: Is It Time for Publishing to Call a Truce?
Porter Anderson looks at the Frankfurt Book Fair, at Sprint Beyond the Book and Book Sprints, at pen names, and more in Ether for Authors this week.