Porter Anderson follows the post-London Book Fair buzz covering self-publishers at the event, fights over the value of legacy publishers, literary agents, and more.
Ether for Authors: A Mighty Metaphor Is Our Industry
Porter Anderson assesses the Digital Minds Conference at the London Book Fair, where metaphors were in vogue, the end of copyright debated, and speed was the word of the day.
Ether for Authors: Who Is Pitching Whom?
This week in author buzz, Porter Anderson digests the Writer’s Digest Conference, takes on chicken littles in the biz, and considers what B&N might do about showrooming.
Ether for Authors: Goodreads. Badreactions.
Porter Anderson recaps the social media meltdown surrounding Amazon’s purchase of Goodreads and uncovers several cooler heads who offer realistic perspectives.
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.
Ether for Authors: Rumors of the ISBN’s Demise
Porter Anderson’s weekly round-up of Web buzz for authors takes on the fate of the ISBN, the idea of the author platform, the prospects for used ebooks, and more.
Ether for Authors: Looking for AWP’s Leadership
Porter Anderson’s recap of publishing buzz eviscerates AWP’s poor leadership, covers SFWA’s battle with Random’s new contracts, Richard Nash’s defense of literature and more.
Ether for Authors: AWP’s Boston Foray, B&N’s Travails, McEwan’s Doubts
Porter Anderson’s weekly round-up of writerly buzz from around the web previews this week’s AWP conference in Boston, B&N’s bad news, Ian McEwan’s doubts about fiction and more.
Ether for Authors: The Stay-Seated Writers’ Conference
Porter Anderson’s curation of publishing buzz takes in the IndieReCon virtual conference, questions B&N’s future, and looks at buying your way to the top of the bestseller lists.
Ether for Authors: Framing #FutureFoyles in London
Porter Anderson’s weekly round-up of publishing buzz offers a first-hand account of last week’s Foyles meetings to imagine the “bookshop of the future,” looks at O’Reilly’s Author (R)Evoution Day and more.