This week’s web buzz takes in the troubled relationship between traditional publishers and startups, the death of Small Demons, writer dads, and more.
Self-publishing, despite its community’s diversity of style and material, may need awards and other ‘gatekeeping’ devices for coherence in the marketplace.
Our weekly round-up of web buzz looks at Italy’s RCS Libri / Rizzoli Lab effort in co-publishing; self-publishing in Germany; author contracts; and more.
Books in Browsers showcased several, new big ideas for digital publishing, including ‘Network Tense,’ ‘Collaborative Architecture,’ ‘Book Hacks’ and more.
Porter Anderson looks at reactions to the news of Larry Kirshbaum’s departure from Amazon Publishing, plus problems with print, and more.
Enthrill’s Kevin Franco discusses his company’s distribution platform to make ebooks salable in brick-and-mortar stores through ebook gift cards and author cards.
A look at a the week’s round of web musing on the future of publishing in concept, creative work, and technical production, after Frankfurt Book Fair.
Robert Kasher, a consultant with Firstsource and digi-EXPress, argues that automating publishing rights and permission should be a priority for the digital age.
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.
Otis Chandler, Richard Nash, Dominique Raccah, Charlie Redmayne, John Sargent are the five personalities in the running for FutureBooks’ Most Inspiring Digital Person.