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.
Porter Anderson looks at the Arizona State University-based project Sprint Beyond the Book, creating a book in the three days of Frankfurt Book Fair.
Tokyo-based Discover 21 is taking its catalog on the road this week in Frankfurt, looking for chances to rebalance an import-export gap in Japan’s literature.
In its energetic first outing, @CONTEC 2013 Conference looked at the challenges to publishing and educational services, bookselling, and social reading.
Porter Anderson looks at the new season’s publishing conferences and notes that they all, intentionally or not, may end up focused on writers.
Our look at the week’s web buzz including hotbutton issues around reader reviews, at questions of print vs. ebooks, and at Amy Tan’s new book cover.
A discussion with nine experts from Frankfurt Academy’s CONTEC 2013 interactive learning lab on self-publishing’s implications for the industry.