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.
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.
Porter Anderson looks at the new season’s publishing conferences and notes that they all, intentionally or not, may end up focused on writers.
With reports showing ebook sales growth is in serious decline, Nicholas Carr examines possible reasons why and wonders if tablets aren’t to blame.
At The Bookseller, publishing insiders in the UK gave their advice to the upcoming management of the soon to be merged Penguin/Random House.
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.
Porter Anderson previews this week’s BookExpo America and ponders how changes at the fair reflect the ongoing transformation of ‘the industry, the 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.
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.
Porter Anderson’s weekly curation of the best of the Web for authors covers Sunday’s Book^2 Camp, previews O’Reilly’s TOC, asks if self-pub the new slush pile, and much more.