In his overview of the week’s web buzz, Porter Anderson looks at an authors-for-libraries effort, DRM debates, Ewan Morrison’s provocations, and more.
At Publishing Perspectives, Porter Anderson looks at Bowker’s new market research, at grassroots survey efforts, and at questions around ebooks’ potential.
In Ether for Authors, Porter Anderson looks at the NY Times’ wistful call for ‘more gatekeepers’ for authors; copyright contentions; ‘thought verbs,’ and more.
In Publishing Perspectives’ Ether for Authors, Porter Anderson looks at media noise about Amazon, at authentic criticism, and agents’ experience of rejection.
Porter Anderson interviews Book Country’s Molly Barton and Brandi Larsen as the Penguin Random House site relaunches with new features for author-members.
In Ether for Authors, Porter Anderson looks at the ties many publishing companies have with Author Solutions, at Amazon debates, and at drinking on the job.
Following up on Kate Pullinger’s report on the 2013 MIX Making Day, Porter Anderson looks at Craig Mod’s new way of saying Hi: narrative mapping.
Porter Anderson’s wrap-up of Publishing Perspectives’ look at literary agents in digital transition pinpoints issues highlighted by The Rogue Reader project.
Given the upheaval in digital publishing and many authors’ entrepreneurial spirit, can today’s literary agents engage their clients’ art as they did in the past?
Led by the news that Hugh Howey agent Kristin Nelson has signed self-publisher Barbara Freethy, who has sold 3 million books, the Ether looks at agent mystique.