Porter Anderson takes in recent discussions about metadata and book marketing, a live, crowdsourced writing experiment, book recommendation culture, and more.
What is the future of B&N in light of recent poor performance reports, how do royalties really work, and what do you tell your parents about the sex in your novels?
Porter Anderson takes in the week’s online debates on the belief that big publishers’ power is diminished, ebook royalties, Amazon Worlds, pay for writers and more.
The week’s online debates: the utility of beta readers, the prevalence of ‘bad books,’ social DRM, Kickstarter for books, and the death of the personal journal.
Porter Anderson takes on the distraction of publishing non-controversies, a new guide for self-publishing, BEA chief Steve Rosato’s response to last week’s critique of BEA and more.
Porter Anderson looks back on BEA 2013 through the prism of the self-published indie author and finds the show out-of-touch with the realities of the industry.
Porter Anderson previews this week’s BookExpo America and ponders how changes at the fair reflect the ongoing transformation of ‘the industry, the industry!’
The week’s web buzz: Ann Patchett encourages authors to work with traditional publishers and gets rebuffed, a map of the five paths to publishing, the true costs of author services, and more.
This week’s web buzz takes in the chatter around the $5m class-action lawsuit against Author Solutions, the idea of innovation in publishing, and platforming vs. writing.
In this week’s web roundup Porter Anderson takes in the furor over the demise of O’Reilly’s TOC and inspiring speeches from last weekend’s Grub Street Muse and Marketplace conference.