Porter Anderson looks at the new season’s publishing conferences and notes that they all, intentionally or not, may end up focused on writers.
« Back to CONTEC 2013 Conference Program Time & Place Session Description Speakers 8:40–9:10 Platinum I+II Keynote: Persevering in the Middle Faced with rapidly evolving customer preferences and price expectations, changes in the balance of power between publishers and intermediaries, the commoditization of content and an explosion in new business models, our industry has embarked on an epic journey in …
Premiering on Tuesday, 8 October 2013, CONTEC Frankfurt features a global roster of speakers and attendees from over 20 countries, and a programme that integrates the interests of the entire international publishing industry — trade and educational publishers, agents, techies, authors, librarians, and more. That’s what makes CONTEC the perfect pre-Frankfurt event. CONTEC goes far beyond the talking head lectures …
In Publishing Perspectives’ Ether for Authors, Porter Anderson looks at controversy over Kobo’s new push, at ebook pricing, Frankfurt Academy’s CONTEC, and more.
At Publishing Perspectives, Porter Anderson looks at Bowker’s new market research, at grassroots survey efforts, and at questions around ebooks’ potential.
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 follows the post-London Book Fair buzz covering self-publishers at the event, fights over the value of legacy publishers, literary agents, and more.
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.