New Vietnamese digital platform Biitbook is aggressively pursuing self-published authors and has developed a proprietary payment system to overcome lack of credit cards.
With today’s launch of Kindle Worlds, it’s worth remembering that fanfiction is rewriting the narrative of publishing and challenging convention, much like technology startups.
Recent reports from Korea, Vietnam, Thailand and Indonesia indicate growth in indigenous ebook development and dealmaking across the region.
The internet has opened up new pathways for writers looking to circumvent state censors. This is especially true in countries like China, where internet use if booming.
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.
This week’s edition looks at how online author communities promote members’ books, the pros and cons of physical bookstores, and the steadily growing Kindle market.
Each Tuesday, Porter Anderson’s Ether for Authors: Sans Frontières—a new weekly column focused on the news, needs and neurosis of authors—across the globe.
Fanfiction is rewriting the narrative of publishing and challenging convention, much like technology startups.
E-books can reach people in Africa who might otherwise never get books. Some even say the Internet represents “Africa’s Gutenberg Moment.” By Edward Nawotka Today’s editorial by Tolu Ogunlesi looks at a recent literacy campaign in Nigeria to inspire more people to read. The government led campaign is the latest in a long line of similar campaigns, many of which …
By Hannah Johnson At the Mediabistro eBook Summit, held yesterday in New York City, book marketing dominated the morning sessions. But nobody was talking about print advertising or book tours. Instead, well-trodden topics like social media, online audience building and reader demographics were discussed in light of the growing e-book sales in the United States. As an e-book publisher, Brendan …